Benefit night at bowling club for snakebite victim

Snakebite victim, Jesse Goggins, is back home at Byron Bay and is on the mend - but it will be a while before he fully recovers and can return to work.

His mother, Debbie, said he was out of the wheelchair and was walking and was 'going as well as expected'.

“It's going to take time for all his muscles to come back,” she said.

Jesse, a 24-year-old Canadian who has been living at Byron Bay for four years, was bitten by a tiger snake on Christmas Eve while walking home from a night out.

He spent four weeks in hospital recovering from the debilitating affects of the bite.

Friends have organised a benefit night for Jesse at the Byron Bay Bowling Club tomorrow (Friday) from 5 pm to 10 pm.

Cost is $25 and includes bowls, BBQ, a beer and free entry into a major raffle draw, the prizes for which include holidays to the Whitsundays and Airlie Beach, skydiving and two nights at The Capes, Byron Bay.

There also will be a charity auction with items including a surfboard and clothing from 2Four8One clothing store, Byron Bay.

Entertainment will be provided by Kurtis and Jon and Red. Tickets for the benefit night are available at the Backpackers Inn Hostel and 2Four8One.

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