Church offers helping hand
TWEED residents who would like to extend a helping hand to Queensland flood victims will be given the opportunity this Sunday.
All Saints Anglican Church in Murwillumbah will be holding a prayer service for victims affected by the tragedy.
The prayer service will be followed by a breakfast, with donations given to the Queensland Flood Appeal.
A bring-and-buy sale will also take place at the church during the breakfast event with all proceeds donated to the flood victims.
All Saints Anglican Church Rector Colin Tett said the service and fundraising event was a chance for residents to pay their respects to the affected families.
“All proceeds from the breakfast and sale will go to the flood victims,” Rector Tett said.
“For the bring-and-buy sale we are asking people to donate good quality items that can be sold to help the fundraising.
“This event is also about raising awareness of the people who have been affected by flooding.”
Rev Tett said although the full extent of the flood damage was still being calculated the event was a starting point.
“The damage is not yet known and will not be known for a while but this will give people the opportunity to do something,” Rector Tett said.
“All the food for the breakfast has been donated by Coles and Bakers Delight and we are thankful for that.”
The prayer service will be part of the church service held at 8am.
The breakfast and bring-and-buy sale will start at 9am.
All Tweed residents are invited to the event and to join in the fundraising and awareness campaign.
The Queensland government has launched an appeal to help Queenslanders affected by the floods.
Tweed residents can help make a difference by donating to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal.
Financial donations can be made online, by phone, in person or by post.
To give to the premier’s flood appeal visit www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate