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May 8, 2021

Pulling together as fires burn

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The Byron Shire community may disagree on a lot of things, but we always manage to pull together in times of need. The recent fires have brought out the best in us, and relief for affected fire victims is coming from all quarters.

The bushfire fundraiser at the Beach Hotel last Sunday saw the local community come together in a big way. Over 70 fantastic prizes for the mega raffle were donated by generous local businesses. The Beachy Kitchen donated $2 from every pizza, burger and parma sold and guests were able to donate via adding 10 per cent on top of their drink orders. Husk Distillery did a pop up bar and donated all the funds from sales and Stone & Wood put on three Karma Kegs.

Altogether they raised $14,005 for the Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre who have been directly supporting locals affected by the fires.

Zentveld’s are donating 100 per cent of the price of every cup of coffee sold for the month of December from their coffee cart at their farm based roastery. All funds will go to Tenterfield CWA.

Donations

The Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre (MDNC) is now accepting online donations via its website and can also accept gift vouchers. There are no administration or handling fees providing assurance that every cent of money/vouchers donated will be passed on to people in the community who are in need of help.

Bangalow Dental are a collection point for essential items. They are hoping people will donate refillable water bottles, socks and underwear (new only), personal hygiene items, sunscreen, body lotion, along with encouraging cards, nappies, baby formula, baby clothing, nappy cream, baby bottles and dummies, magazines and books. Items can be dropped at Suite 5/1 Ballina Road.

A new bushfire group for R&R in Bruns will be providing people who have been severely impacted a chance to rest, recuperate, recover and relax.

The group will network, and collect donations of one week stays in Bruns-managed holiday accommodation properties, caravan parks and motels. This will  include a welcome pack with things like vouchers for food, coffee and meals, shopping, books, pampering and activities such as river cruises, movies, fitness classes and more. To find out how you can support the project, email: Kim Rosen at [email protected] or Sam Pedlow at [email protected]


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