Helping out fire victims

LOSING your possessions in a fire is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a family.

And while photo albums and other precious items are impossible to replace, the Proserpine community is banding together to help a family in need to replace some of the more everyday items they lost in a recent house fire.

Sue, Amber and Amy Greenhalgh lost all their personal possessions in the blaze a fortnight ago.

The family has lived in the area for many years and are well known around the equestrian circuit.

One of the organisers of the fundraiser Jen Dray said the Greenhalgh family was very popular around the area.

“Sue has taught hundreds of kids how to ride over the years,” she said.

“She has been president of the Proserpine Pony Club for many years.

“They are a very well liked and are always there to help other people.”

A fundraiser has been organised at the Metropole Hotel this Sunday to help raise funds for the family.

The day will involve a barbecue, live entertainment and an auction.

Entertainment will be provided by musicians Jason Raiteri, Gary Morcom and Dana Lau.

Well known auctioneer Reg Gillen will conduct the goods auction.

The event will kick off at 11.30am.

If you would like to help out with the event or if you have any items that you wish to donate you can call Jen on 4947 6118 or Brendan on 4947 1785.

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