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Marc Simone donations reach $50,000

Marc Simone donations reach $50,000

Funeral will be held in Springwood on February 22

Donations have been pouring in to help the late Marc Simone's dream come true. The ASI Solutions NSW IT education manager was aiming to raise $100,000 for the charity Mission Australia which helps homeless youth.

To do so, he had decided to cycle 4000km from the Blue Mountains to Darwin in April.

Sadly, he was tragically killed in an accident on February 16 while training for the charity event.

Since word got out of his passing, donations have soared and have passed $50,000, up from $2000 three days ago, according to ASI Solutions.

“We are absolutely blown away by the donations. With a bit of extra hard work and publicity between everybody that knew Marc, we will hit the target,” ASI Solutions director, Maree Lowe, said.

According to Lowe, support has come from people in the IT industry, his family, friends and colleagues, as well as those who personally didn’t know him.

She described Simone as a person who was working for something that he felt very strongly about.

“He wasn’t a professional cyclist – he literally only got a mountain bike about a couple of months ago. He wanted a month off work to support this cause and it’s just very sad that he will never get to see the results,” Lowe said.

ASI has already placed a donation, and with his family’s approval, Lowe plans to host an event to raise the additional money required to reach the $100,000 target.

To make a donation visit www.everydayhero.com.au/marcsimone.

Marc Simone's funeral will be held at 11am on February 22 at St Thomas Aquinas Church in Springwood in the Blue Mountains.

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