Trust to be set up in honour of sportsman

05:04, Jun 19 2009

The outpouring of emotion following the road death of popular New Plymouth man Cameron Clow in Bahrain has led to the establishment of a trust to help young sportspeople.

Mr Clow, 30, a keen sportsman, was killed on Friday when he was hit by a car while training on his bicycle.

Last night, his father Warren Clow said the Cameron Clow Trust would raise funds for youngsters who needed assistance, such as helping them buy gear.

His son had often helped out in the past by giving away sports gear to kids in need, he said.

Anyone wishing to donate to the trust could do so through any TSB Bank branch.

Meanwhile, the family had been "blown away" with the support they had received locally, nationally and from Bahrain, Mr Clow said.

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"We have enough food here to supply the whole of Taranaki."

The principal of the school where his son had taught English as a subject on a two-year contract telephoned them yesterday to tell them the school had been closed in his memory for the day.

"All the kids in his class have been writing letters to him," he said.

The impressive support from Bahrain had meant the early release of Mr Clow's body and he was expected to be on a flight home as soon as last night.

"There's a lot of things happening in the background. It's absolutely amazing," Mr Clow said.

Cameron's sister Gretchen, who was also working at the same Bahrain school, was expected to be home in New Plymouth by today.

The Bahrain man arrested following Mr Clow's death was to appear in court overnight, New Zealand time. The family was yet to be informed of the charges he would face, Mr Clow said.

Taranaki Daily News