Sharks and Dragons star Lance Thompson, a legend on the rugby league field, a local Shire personality and a friend to many away from it, suddenly passed away last August with no real answers as to why.

Taken from us all to soon at only 40 years of age, leaving behind three children who are going to require ongoing support, Lance's mates are getting together to stage a special fundraiser in an effort to provide the vital financial assistance his family needs.

A quality line up of guest speakers has been assembled for the fundraising event, to be held at Daltone House in Sylvania Waters on Friday, February 15 and to be MC'd by Fox Sports identity Andrew Voss. 

Sharks skipper Paul Gallen, Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart, Australian Football icon Mark Bosnich and highly respected boxing coach Johnny Lewis are featured on the list of guest speakers.

Magician and Illusionist Adam Dean will also perform, while live and silent auctions, as well as raffles are to be conducted on the day.

The day, which kicks off at 12noon, also includes a three-course meal, along with beer, wine and soft drinks.

Shark #392, Thompson, played 38 games for the Cronulla club from 2006-2008, joining the Sharks after a long and successful career at the St George Illawarra Dragons.

In 2007 while at the Sharks, Thompson suffered a season-ending knee injury, before later that season being diagnosed with type one diabetes. He retired early in 2008 due to ongoing issues with his knee.

A local area resident with a successful business enterprise in the Sutherland Shire, Thompson was a close friend to many current and former Sharks players, including Gallen, Wade Graham and Ben Ross.

Be a part of the crowd for what promises to be a fantastic afternoon in celebrating the life of the great Lance Thompson, whilst raising funds for his beautiful young family.

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