Fundraiser for hit-run crash victim’s family

Scott Rose, wife Tenniel and his children Lacey and Nash fundraiser

A fundraiser page has been started to raise money for the family of rider Scott Rose, 39, who was killed in a collision with an unlicensed driver at Tumbulgum, NSW, on Monday (2 September 2019).

You can support the fundraiser by clicking here. So far, more than $6400 of a $10,000 goal has been raised from 76 donations.

Scott died in the crash at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Tweed Valley Way in Tumbulgum near Tweed Heads, about 3.20pm on Sunday.

The driver left the scene and Scott’s riding partner, Barry Nolan, was injured but later released from hospital.

Graham Belcher, 52, of Britain, was arrested at Brisbane International Airport on Tuesday (3 September 2019) at 2am as he was about to board a flight to Hong Kong.

fundraiser unlicensed Scott Rose, wife Tenniel and his children Lacey and Nash
Graham Belcher

He appeared in Tweed Heads Local Court yesterday morning charged with an outstanding warrant, as well as:

  • dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous;
  • fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death;
  • negligent driving (occasioning death);
  • cause bodily harm by misconduct in charge of motor vehicle;
  • drive while licence cancelled;
  • not give way to vehicle (give way sign/line); and
  • driver fails/refuses to disclose his identity.

Bail was refused and he was remanded in custody until November 20.

Family fundraiser

Scott Rose, wife Tenniel and his children Lacey and Nash
Scott Rose, wife Tenniel and his children Lacey and Nash

The fundraiser page was started by brother-in-law, Codie Holliday, to raise money to support Scott’s wife Tenniel and his children Lacey, 9, and Nash, 6.

“As the sole income provider for his family, Scott’s tragic death is impacting his family in so many awful ways, including financially,” Codie says on the fundraiser page. 

“At this horrible time of need it would be most appreciated if as a community we can get together to support Tenniel, Nash and Lacey so that finances are one less thing they need to worry about.

“It is one burden that we can actually help to lift. All funds donated will go directly to the family to assist with all related costs and assist in supporting this family through this time.

“Thank you in advance to everyone who donates, to all of the people who have offered their support and kindness, the first responders on scene, and those who went past the accident and stopped to help, we are forever grateful.”

Codie says Scott “loved riding bikes, fixing them, his kids both have bikes and I’m fairly sure the garage has a number of ongoing bike ‘projects’ always”.

Scott was a maintenance technician at Movie World and Sea World.

The fundraiser has raised more than $17,000 as of November 2019.

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