Tony & Judy Fisher

Tony and Judy Fisher

After losing their son, Nic, and experiencing the heart wrenching years that followed, Judy and Tony became involved in an organization for bereaved parents …The Compassionate Friends.
This amazing Parkes couple have been a lifeline to so many, offering love and support to bereaved parents throughout the Central West , mostly Parkes, Forbes, Orange, and Dubbo. Selflessly spending countless hours listening, sharing experiences, and understanding of their journey, as only another bereaved parent can.
Tony and Judy hosted the NSW Compassionate Friends residential weekend in 2011, with nearly 80 bereaved parents in attendance from all over NSW. The purpose of this meeting was to move the support systems out into the country, which is an accomplishment they feel proud to have helped achieve.
In 2016 the couple hosted an Inaugural 1 day Residential Weekend in Parkes. They have since been presenters at Tamworth and Narrabri residential weekends, reaching out to others and particularly aiming support to newly bereaved parents within the first 5 years of grief.
After losing their son Nic to Shallow Water Blackout, something they had never heard of, Judy and Tony have campaigned to help raise the awareness .
Judy made a program for the schools to share with the students outlining what Shallow Water Blackout is and the dangers of holding your breath under water for extended time.
Judy & Tony have presented to community groups about Shallow Water Blackout, including a group of 70 ladies in Dubbo.