Mullum Chamber gets behind fire efforts

Rural Fire Service assessing property protection as fires threaten. Photo Ewan Willis.

The Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce has remained active in raising funds for drought affected farmers in the Gwydir Shire, as well as raising money for local victims of the bushfires.

At the Mullum Music Festival, they raised over $4,000 which the chamber says has been split between the two causes.

‘The MMF provided buckets around the festival for the fundraiser and we were so happy to find the community, visitors, musicians and all sorts of people donated,’ said chamber president Jenelle Stanford.

The chamber have chosen to support BlazeAid in Casino. BlazeAid started as a result of the 2009 Black Saturday fires and aims to help farmers to rebuild fences and other structures after natural disasters including flood and fires.

‘We chose to donate to BlazeAid at the request of the farmers that have been spoken to in the area,’ said Ms Stanford.

To ensure that funds stay in the region the chamber is paying money directly into BlazeAid trading accounts at the stores where the products are being sourced. 

Gwydir Shire still needs help

The chamber is continuing to support drought relief in the Gwydir Shire, and this Friday will be sending out another truck with fodder, pellets and dog food as well as several donated pallets of seconds muesli from Brookfarm for animal feed.

‘Things have changed out there; there is less stock but they still need our help. Out there people just need to know that they are still being thought of.’

The chamber is continuing to raise funds with drought relief buckets in shops throughout the town.

You can get tickets at the newsagents, Stewarts Menswear and at street stalls.

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