Wide Bay helps out Nepal

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

DON’T FOR­GET: The Wide Bay has raised $27,000 for For­get Me Not Chil­dren’s Home af­ter the earth­quake in Nepal.

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