Other ways to support Carwoola bushfire victims

SUPPORT: Proceeds from a preview show of “The Addams Family” at The Q will go toward the Carwoola Bushfire Relief Fund. Photo: Karleen Minney.Supporting victims of the Carwoola bushfire over the next week will be as simple as buying a sausage sandwich or seeing a musical.

Firefighters will swap their gear for tongs and a barbecue next Saturday to help victims of the Carwoola bushfire.

Ridgeway Rural Fire Brigadewas already booked to holdFyshwick Bunnings Warehouse’s barbecue that day.

CaptainRyan Pow said the event was originally supposed to raise money for the brigade, but priorities changed after the bushfire struck on February 17.

“Because we’re a volunteer brigade, we fundraise by holding sausage sizzles,” he said.

“A few guys in the brigade thought it might be a good idea to keep doing it, but have the proceeds go to the Carwoola fund.”

As well as food and drinks, the brigade will take a fire truck to the fundraiser for children to check out on the day.

Mr Pow said raising money would help other members of the Rural Fire Service.

“There were a few people it touched here, a few members of the RFs lost their houses while they were out fighting fires,” he said.

“I think it’s touched everyone.”

The brigade is working with local businesses to try and secure donations of sausages and equipment.

For those who are more theatrically minded, aspecial preview show of The Addams Familywill be held at The Q on Thursday night.

The proceeds of tickets, which cost $25 each, will go toward the Carwoola Bushfire Appeal.

Regular performances of the show will begin the next day.

Anyone who wants to donate to the fund directly can go to Westpac branches orby transferring into BSB Number:032724, Account Number:362257

The Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has now set up a dedicated hotline for residents to assist in the recovery process – 6285 6900 and there isan email address for any online enquiries [email protected]论坛.

A council spokesman said individuals wishing to donate items for fire-affected residents could drop them off at Anglicare through the Bargain Hunter store on Monaro Street, Queanbeyan.

People with offers of furniture or other bulky items should contact the recovery co-ordinators through the above number.

The spokesman said whenit becomes clear that donated items are surplus to the relief effort, those items will be managed by Anglicare in the same way as general donations and processed accordingly.

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