Cricket le­gend brings Yasi re­lief

Townsville Bulletin - - News - Crime­busters: page 24

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.

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