Wide Bay helps out Nepal
THE generosity of the Wide Bay, along with the wider community, has helped the Forget Me Not Children’s Home raise $27,000 after a devastating earthquake hit Nepal.
The organisation, about to celebrate its 10th anniversary, originated in the Wide Bay and has received strong support from the region since its inception.
The community has been digging deep to help raise money to help the organisation support the young girls under their care and help them raise the funds needed to repair the damage done to the children’s home, which provides shelter to five of the girls.
Forget Me Not president Craig Manley and his wife Mel, who own six McDonald’s franchises across the Wide Bay, said each of their outlets in Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Bargara, Childers and Gympie would have collection tins to make it easy for people to donate.
Mrs Manley said they hoped each community would be able to reach $20,000 – and they would chip in $5000 for each town to get the ball rolling.
“People of the Wide Bay have been great supporters of Forget Me Not, and we are now looking to do some major rebuilding. We need funds to do this,” she said.
“We will have money boxes in our Childers McDonald’s where you can donate – every little bit makes a difference and goes a long way in Nepal.
“Imagine if everyone in Childers gave $5 when they bought a coffee.”
You can donate through www.forgetmenot.org.au /nepal-earthquake.
DON’T FORGET: The Wide Bay has raised $27,000 for Forget Me Not Children’s Home after the earthquake in Nepal.