Memorial for Oatlands victims rejected by golf club

Permanent memorial for four children killed by an out-of-control drunk driver when they were walking beside a golf course on their way for ice cream has been rejected Oatlands Golf Club in Sydney's west has rejected plans for a memorial garden  Four children were hit and killed as they walked next to the golf course last year  Club's board decided memorial would unduly remind neighbours of the tragedy  Samuel William Davidson, 31, was sentenced to a minimum of 21 years in jail 

By Australian Associated Press and Zoe Zaczek For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:29 BST, 5 May 2021 | Updated: 02:29 BST, 5 May 2021

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A permanent memorial for four children who were killed by an out-of-control drunk driver while on their way to get ice cream has been refused.  

Oatlands Golf Club in Sydney's west has rejected plans for a memorial garden for Abdallah children Sienna, 8, Angelina, 12, and Antony, 13, and their 11-year-old cousin Veronique Sakr, 11.

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The children died in February last year when a drunk driver ploughed into them as they walked on the footpath alongside the golf course.

'We are devastated by the decision of the Oatlands Golf Club Board to end discussions for a modest commemorative garden on the edge of the golf course where our children were killed,' Leila and Danny Abdallah said in a statement on Wednesday.

Oatlands Golf Club in Sydney's west has rejected plans for a memorial garden for Abdallah children Sienna, 8, Angelina, 12, and Antony, 13, and their 11-year-old cousin Veronique Sakr, 11

Oatlands Golf Club in Sydney's west has rejected plans for a memorial garden for Abdallah children Sienna, 8, Angelina, 12, and Antony, 13, and their 11-year-old cousin Veronique Sakr, 11

Floral tributes and stuff toys are seen at the site of the Oatlands tragedy in February 2020

Floral tributes and stuff toys are seen at the site of the Oatlands tragedy in February 2020

'We respectfully ask the board to reconsider its decision so that our children can be honoured and the community can have a place to remember the Oatlands tragedy.

'We love our children dearly and we will always grieve the loss of our beautiful kids.

'Our proposed commemorative garden simply honours our children, Antony, Angelina, Sienna

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