Flood ap­peal gen­eros­ity

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

RE­VIV­ING the at­mos­phere of “Sun­day ses­sions of old”, the Port Dou­glas com­mu­nity came to­gether to party hard in per­fect con­di­tions at the Yacht Club’s Flood­stock char­ity bash. More than $15,000 was raised to help Queens­land’s flood vic­tims to get back on their feet as 600 rev­ellers turned out in force to sup­port the event. With lo­cal mu­sos do­nat­ing their per­for­mances and pro­ceeds from the bar and kitchen go­ing to the cause, the crowd had no ex­cuse not to get into the spirit. Or­gan­is­ers Gregg Buchanan and Richard Sta­ple­ton ad­mit to be­ing “blown away” by the re­sponse with prizes still be­ing dropped off as guests started to ar­rive on Sun­day af­ter­noon. “It was in­cred­i­ble,” Mr Sta­ple­ton said. “It never ceases to amaze me, the gen­eros­ity of the lo­cals of this town. Ev­ery­one pitched in and it was awe­some.” Satur­day’s Four Mile Beach walk and auc­tion for the flood ap­peal raised an ad­di­tional $5000.

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