HUNDREDS of people turned up at Pandanus Parade, Cabarita, throughout yesterday to thank local rural fire brigade volunteers for battling the bushfires which swept close to Cabarita last month.
Cabarita residents had al- ready raised $4000 from doorknocking for the rural firies since the dramatic bushfires.
Yesterday's family fun day aimed to raise another $1000 to support the volunteer firefighting service.
Horse rides, a sausage sizzle, cake stalls and monster raffles, with support from the local residents association, surf lifesaving club and local businesses, were very popular.
Co-organiser of the fundraising effort, Jodie McKitterick, who had two pad- docks on Clothiers Creek Road burned by the fires, thanked supporters and everyone who made an effort to attend yesterday.
"Those firies worked nonstop for us and now we want to do what we can to help them," Jodie said.