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Delivering support to Tasmania's bushfire victims

TASSIE BOUND: Fastway owner Sue Peake is thrilled with the response from the Bundaberg community in the form of donations for the Tasmanian Fire Relief effort.
TASSIE BOUND: Fastway owner Sue Peake is thrilled with the response from the Bundaberg community in the form of donations for the Tasmanian Fire Relief effort. Max Fleet

BUNDABERG residents have showed their Aussie spirit by helping fellow Australians in times of need, but there is still time to give a little more to the bushfire-ravaged communities in Tasmania.

Fastway Couriers Regional franchisee Warrick Peake organised the donation drive and has already amassed between three and four tonnes of goods.

"We're calling for all locals across the Wide Bay region to drop off any unwanted, quality, non-perishable goods at our Bundaberg North depot so we can ship them down to Tassie in support of those affected by the recent bushfires," he said.

"The Wide Bay community has still got memories of the Queensland Floods fresh in our minds.

"We want to support other Australians in the same way they supported us when we needed it."

More than 110,000 hectares and more than 130 homes have been destroyed by fires raging across Tasmania, in what has been described as the worst natural disaster to affect the state in almost fifty years.

"It all started last week when we began receiving calls asking if we could ship supplies to Tasmania," Mr Peake said.

"Naturally, we said we could and that we'd do it for free.

"News started spreading by word of mouth and suddenly goods are coming in from all around Maryborough, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and beyond. The response has been astonishing."

Anyone wishing to donate can drop items into Fastway Couriers' Wide Bay depot at 96 Mt Perry Rd by 5pm tomorrow.

Topics:  tasmanian bushfires




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