Beefing up cancer funds

Recovering from his own brush with death, Bob now sets about helping others
SURVIVOR BOB WANTS TO HELP: Londrigan farmer Bob Andrews - father of state premier Daniel Andrews - is working to raise money for cancer research. PHOTO: Marc Bongers

IN June last year Bob Andrews was told he had three months to live.

But the Londrigan beef farmer was determined to see his son Daniel become state premier.

In the week before Daniel visited the family farm on the campaign trail in November last year Bob almost lost his life.

An artery collapsed, possibly due to the intense radiation therapy treating his bile duct cancer, and Bob had emergency surgery to save his life.

Eight months on, Bob is cautious not to say he’s cured, but the father of Victoria’s premier is alive.

And now he wants to give something back.

He has set up the Bob and Jan Andrews Foundation, which will raise money for cancer research and equipment and local community projects.

The first public fundraiser for the foundation will be held this Friday and Saturday, with four local butchers agreeing to donate $10 every time a customer spends $125 at their shops.

If customers spend more than $125 then the butchers will donate 10 per cent of the total spend to the foundation.

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