FRIENDS of Simpson Football Club member who committed suicide last month have started webpage to help raise funds for mental health awareness in his honour.
A page has been set up on the Beyond Blue website in honour of James “Goose” Guy, as a tribute for “the man with a big voice, a big laugh, a big heart and a huge personality”.
The page also aims to “help others in his name”.
“We lost a dear friend recently, a least likely fellow to succumb to the ravages of depression, a community of farmers shell shocked by the loss of the man with a big voice, a big laugh, a big heart and a huge personality,” the post read.
“He was loved by many, he talked sh*t, was a funny bugger, but always had time for his mates – phone calls out of the blue ‘How are ya? How are the kids?’
“How many of us are now wishing that we had made one of those calls to Goose? We could have made a difference.
“Who knows…we don’t, but in honour of Goose, James Guy, we have started this fundraising/tribute page to honour the man and maybe help others in his name.”
The page had raised $1206 as of Tuesday afternoon, with an ultimate goal of $5000.
“Be kind to those around you, you never know what internal struggles they may be having and spend some time with them, you just may make a difference to their lives and perceptions and keep them in the game of life just long enough to find some peace and strength to go on,” the post read.
“Goose, the pleasure was all ours.
“Love ya buddy xx.”
Visit https://beyondblueinmemoriam.everydayhero.com/au/goose-james-guy to support the cause.