By Mitchell Clarke
Local pizza lovers have collectively raised almost $4000 for the family of Tess Clark, who was tragically killed in a horror smash in Pakenham South.
Domino’s stores in Pakenham and Officer donated $1 from every pizza sold on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 February to the Clark family.
Domino’s Pakenham franchisee Satinder Singh thanked every customer who played a part in helping to raise some ‘dough’ for the family.
“We are proud to announce that thanks to the overwhelming generosity and support of the Pakenham community, we were able to raise approximately $3,928 for the Clark family during this difficult time,” he said.
Mr Singh said the death of Mrs Clark and her unborn baby Asher had sent shockwaves through the community.
Mrs Clark and her unborn son, Asher, died after her SUV was hit head on by a white Ute on the treacherous Kooweerup Road on Thursday morning, 4 February.
Her two sons were in the backseat of the car at the time of the crash, but both sustained non-life threatening injuries.
“These boys have suffered the most unimaginable loss and if we can help, even a little, to ease some of the financial burden as they start to rebuild their lives, then we want to do everything that we can,” Mr Singh said.
“All funds raised over the weekend will be donated directly to Tess Clark’s loving husband Shane Clark, and her two young sons Hunter and Archie to help to ease any financial stress as they start to rebuild their lives.”
Before the store opened on Friday, Shane, Archie, Hunter and Tess’s brother were invited in for a private visit to make their own pizza creation ahead of the ‘doughraiser’.
“As a small business owner, I am proud to be an active member of the local community and am very grateful to all those who helped us raise these much needed funds for the Clark family. We cannot thank you enough,” he added.
To donate to the GoFundMe page, set up by Mrs Clark’s step-sister, Danielle Holliday, visit: https://au.gofundme.com/f/in-loving-memory-of-tessa-clark-baby-asher-clark.