Fun day funds the forgotten
HELPING HANDS: The Grasstree crew put in a huge effort to help flood victims. cont
THE flood appeal held in Dysart for the “forgotten areas” of Queensland raised $5000 for flood victims at the weekend.
The event, organised by Grasstree Landscaping, included live music, children’s entertainment and prizes, and was deemed a huge success for the smaller communities.
Olly Cubis – recently returned from his Canadian tour with the Firetree – and Freya Marshall of Brisbane’s Junkyard Paranoia, lit up the night with live music while kids had a great time with Noddy the clown, facepainting and games.
Event organiser and Grasstree owner Jatz Rout said it was an exceptional turnout.
“We are just so happy that we can now help the communities that were left behind in the media and aid initiatives,” she said.
“Bringing these people together is not only a huge help to the affected families but also proof that the smaller communities of Central Queensland are still strong and can pull together.”
Jatz said it was critical these areas were supported.
“It’s important to remember that these communities make up a great deal of Australia’s economic support system and need just as much aid as Brisbane,” she said.
“It has been an incredibly gratifying experience working with the greater community and Grasstree crew to bring this event to life.
“The truly astounding thing was the level of support for the community – we have to thank everyone for all the work they have done to help out their neighbours.”