Mercury supports flood appeal
IN THE wake of the devastating floods that hit many Queensland towns and cities over the past month, this Saturday's Daily Mercury will feature a 32 page lift-out of the ‘Great Flood Crisis'.
The Daily Mercury is published by APN – the company that also publishes the Whitsunday Times.
Whitsunday Times managing editor Leanne Abernethy said although our region had not been flooded, we had been affected economically due to road closures and media reports about most of Queensland being flooded.
She said it was great to see a continued commitment in our community to the flood appeal.
“Our sister publication, Daily Mercury has shown great initiative in continuing APN's response to those affected by the floods,” she said.
Daily Mercury editor David Fisher said the lift-out would be a commemoration on the floods that had gripped Queensland in the last three weeks.
“The lift out will feature every region affected from coverage from our 14 daily newspapers within APN,” he said.
On Saturday, for every paper sold, 50 cents from the sale will go to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal.
“What we are hoping is that people will buy a paper for themselves but get an extra one or two for a mate or a neighbour, knowing 50 cents from every copy sold goes to flood victims.”
Daily Mercury general manager Darren McVean said it was important for a continued show of support for those caught up in the tragic floods.
“Many of our sister publications in the APN group and fellow employees have been significantly impacted with a number losing their homes,” he said.
“Donating 50 cents from every copy sold this Saturday is another great way our company can help raise much needed funds and awareness of the hardship many communities in Queensland are dealing with.”