Support for family struck by drowning tragedy
Community unites for toddler’s grieving family
TRAGEDY struck the small town of Mount Perry last week, when a three-year-old boy drowned in a dam on his family’s property.
The loss was felt not only by the boy’s family, but also by the entire community of Mount Perry.
Now, in the wake of the devastating event, community members have come together to support the family during this unimaginably difficult time.
The Mount Perry Grand Hotel will host two fundraisers, with proceeds going towards the family.
A close friend and community member said the fundraisers were a way of showing their support.
“We’re doing an Easter basket raffle and all donations will be going to the family,” they said.
“We’ve also got a wheelbarrow fundraiser for all members to participate.”
The friend said that people have even come into the hotel itself to give a donation to the family.
“The family is devastated and overwhelmed with the amount of community support they’ve received over the past few days,” they said.
“People would drop in and do everything they can to help the family.
“The support in this community is beyond words.”
The Grand Hotel will also host a memorial for the three-year-old with a band to support the family. The event will take place at 5pm
❝ The family is devastated and overwhelmed with the amount of community support they’ve received. — Family friend
on April 21.
Afterwards some balloons will be released.
Earlier, a Queensland Police Service spokesman said they received a call regarding a missing child in Mount Perry.
Police found the child but could not revive him.
“Unfortunately the child was not able to be resuscitated,” the police spokesman said.