Club tips in $100k to appeal

THERE is an extra $100,000 headed to the Victoria bushfire victims, along with almost 17,000 tea-bags.

Twin Towns Services Club and Madura Tea have continued Tweed's support of the many people affected by the bushfire tragedy.

The board of Twin Towns Services Club yesterday announced it would donate $100,000 cash to the Salvation Army's efforts for the victims.

Board Chairman Mike Fraser said the tragedy had touched every Australian.

“No matter where you live in Australia and across the world you cannot be immune to the heart wrenching images of people who have lost everything or have been impacted by this event,” Mr Fraser said.

“Despite a time when all Australians and our industry finds itself under external financial pressures, there is nothing more Australian than to dig deep and make sure that when members of our Australian community really need our help, that it is available without condition.

“Our sympathies go out to everyone who has lost loved ones, their property or their livelihood in this disaster. On behalf of our 50,000 members, some of whom will be personally touched, we wish you well.”

Madura Marketing and public relations manager Ray Fien said he hoped having a cuppa of some of the world's best tea would help the volunteers, firefighters and victims by making their conditions a bit more bearable.

“As a small Australian company we thought we would do the Australian thing and help out fellow Australians who are in a bit of bother,” Mr Fiend said.

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