Locals were abuzz on Friday afternoon at the Stones Corner Hotel, with meat trays being sold by locals Terri Butler, Joe Kelly and Matt Campbell to raise money for the Bushfire Appeal.
Member for Griffith Terri Butler said the trio were proud to support local business Rock n Roll Butcher in supplying such fantastic meat trays.
“I know locals want to help in any way they can,” Ms Butler said.
“That’s why so many people are digging so deep in donating to the bushfire appeal.
“Bushfires don’t respect state boundaries and nor does the compassion of Southsiders. It is tragic that so many lives and properties have been lost. Our whole community thanks our firefighters, who are doing everything they can to protect their fellow Australians.”
Member for Greenslopes Joe Kelly said a part of building community, is backing all communities.
“Like me, so many locals have been watching the devastation of the ongoing bushfire crisis across Australia.
“We work best when we work together and that’s why Friday was such a success.
“This is community backing community,” Mr Kelly said.
Candidate for Coorparoo Matt Campbell said there are lots of ways to support communities doing it tough.
“I’m seeing fundraisers pop up across our local area – it’s easy to get involved and do our bit,” Mr Campbell said.
“I’ve seen fundraisers at art galleries, local breweries, and here at the Stones Corner Hotel – it’s never been so easy to help out your mate.
Friday’s Stones Corner Hotel efforts raised $1383 for the Red Cross at St Vinnies Bushfire Appeal.
You can contribute to Terri, Joe and Matt’s bushfire appeal efforts on Sunday, 19 January at the Stones Corner Hotel from 2pm, as well as on Australia Day from 4pm at Wembley Park, Coorparoo.
You can also donate online at www.fundraise.redcross.org.au/drr or https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal-nsw