Monument dedicated to Fred Borg to be installed at Campbelltown stadium

The late founder of the 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer Macarthur charity will be honoured with a special plaque this month.

Fred Borg died in late 2016 when he went into kidney failure after suffering a heart attack.

Mr Borg was much-loved in the Campbelltown community for his tireless work advocating and fundraising for improved cancer services in the region.

A monument created in Mr Borg’s honour will be unveiled at the opening ceremony of the 24 Hour Fight at Campbelltown Athletics Stadium on October 21.

Current charity chairman, and Campbelltown councillor, Warren Morrison said the plaque was the perfect way to celebrate the massive difference Mr Borg had made in the community.

“After Fred passed away I wanted to do something to honour him, and I suggested naming a grandstand at the stadium after him,” Cr Morrison said.

“We considered that for a while but then we thought a plaque at the entrance to the stadium would be very fitting.

“This way everyone will see Fred’s story as they walk into the place where the 24 Hour Fight was held.”

Money for the creation of the monument was raised by Mr Borg’s family, close friends and 24 Hour Fight committee members.

“Everyone jumped at the chance to get this made,” Cr Morrison said.

“None of these funds were taken from the 24 Hour Fight – all that money goes directly to the hospitals and cancer services.”

Campbelltown Council give the final approval for the installation of the monument two months ago.

The plaque will stand on a 1.5-metre high sandstone block.