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Re-float Nullum House this Saturday

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TAFE students are raising money to re-float Nullum House. Photo supplied.

Nullum House provides an essential hub in Murwillumbah for people in need and was extensively damaged during Cyclone Debbie. So this Saturday a group of local Kingscliff TAFE students are asking you to join them to raise money to help get Nullum House back up and running.

‘This is a chance to show everyone that community is all about sharing our resources and joining in with a helping hand and open heart,’ said Mya Hurst, TAFE Community Services student.

‘Our class came together, deciding it be an incredible idea as upcoming community service workers to make a positive impact in our local community. We all saw how devastating the Cyclone Debbie floods were to Murwillumbah, and the impact of the loss of such an essential service as Nullum House at the time when the town most needed it. I’ve seen first-hand how much of a struggle it’s

been for the people who depended on the Nullum House for assistance, which is why as a

class we want to help to Re-float Nullum House!’

Nullum House provides services to the most vulnerable in our society ensuring access to a shower and washing facilities as well as meals and mental health support and provides 12,000 incident and client responses each year.

Cyclone Debbie saw the property extensively damaged with meeting rooms, kitchen and office spaces needing to be flood proofed and refurbished.

‘The Council have decided to go ahead and repair the building to flood proof standard,’ said a spokesperson for Nullum House.

‘But there is a shortfall of funds to get the interiors up and running.’

Currently a limited range of services are being run from the Murwillumbah Community Center such as legal aid and community volunteers have continued to provide two meals weekly in conjunction with the Hari Krishna’s and as ADRA Combined Churches Meal Program. However,  many services have had to cease since the floods including.

Head along to the fundraiser this Saturday to the Red Cross Hall, Brisbane Street, Murwillumbah between 11am-2pm and enjoy live entertainment, door prizes, fantastic food, face painting and dancing just to name a few of the exciting things on the menu.

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