Cricket legend brings Yasi relief
HUNDREDS of North Queenslanders affected by Cyclone Yasi will be able to escape to some sunshine thanks to an exciting new project to be l a u n c h e d b y c r i c k e t legend Matthew Hayden next week.
Hayden will visit Tully, Cardwell and Ingham to p r e s e n t m o r e t h a n $ 250,000 to local sporting clubs under the Cyclone Yasi Bouncing Back program. He will also be on hand to launch Operation Sunshine.
N o r t h Q u e e n s l a n d Newspapers, publisher of the Townsville Bulletin, and Jetstar will give a w a y 3 0 0 J e t s t a r vouchers valued at $ 500 to residents living between Ingham and Tully who could do with a break.
Hayden will hold community sausage sizzles at each location to present the Bouncing Back donations, aimed at helping organisations get them back on track after Yasi’s wrath.
The former test opener said Queenslanders had been doing it tough this year and both initiatives
Matt Hayden would put some joy back into their lives.
‘‘ The goal of Operation Sunshine is to assist and support the people of Queensland who are still enduring hardship personally and economically f o l l o wi n g t h e r e c e n t tragic events,’’ he said.
‘ ‘ Through Operation Sunshine, we want to let Australia know Queensland is indeed open for business.
‘‘ If you want to support Queensland then jump on a plane or get in your cars and travel here to enjoy all that we have to offer.’’
People can enter to win via an entry form in the Townsville Bulletin in coming weeks.