Canberra set up Ottio memorial fund

Canberra Raiders have decided to help the late Kato Ottio reach his dream of helping to buy his mum a house in Papua New Guinea.

The Raiders have already supported a campaign by Widnes Vikings, but have now decided to appeal directly to their own fanbase to help make Ottio’s dream a reality.

And Canberra’s playing squad have rallied behind the cause, with Sia Soliola getting behind the Kaoto Ottio Memorial Fund.

Soliola said: “Kato was one of the most humble and wonderful people you could ever meet and his recent passing has had a huge impact on the club and his former team-mates.

“We’ve decided to appeal directly to the Raiders fans to help us make Kato’s dream a reality.”

Don Furner, Raiders CEO, said the memorial fund would be for Ottio’s family back in Papua New Guinea.

He said: “Kato’s passing was a tragic way to end the life of a young man with a huge future.

“The Raiders family is appealing for your support to assist in raising money to support his family.”

To donate to the Kato Ottio Memorial Fund, click here.

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