Tanby Rural Fire Fighters L-R Karlie Nieuwnhuis, Rob Walden, Ann Scott, Margie Walden and Robert Pollock at the Bell Park function to thank their efforts an those of the SES in the wake of Cyclone Marcia. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Tanby Rural Fire Fighters L-R Karlie Nieuwnhuis, Rob Walden, Ann Scott, Margie Walden and Robert Pollock at the Bell Park function to thank their efforts an those of the SES in the wake of Cyclone Marcia. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Marcia beer events at Yeppoon and Emu Park get big ticks

ORGANISERS of Livingstone Buy 'em a Beer events are crossing their fingers and toes they've raised at least $30,000 for non-paid organisation volunteers.

Roxanne Hinton, the co-organiser of the Yeppoon event, said a whopping 1500 people filtered into the Yeppoon Showgrounds on Saturday to support the volunteers from SES, rural fire brigade, Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

These volunteers are the men and women who helped the community with the clean-up following Cyclone Marcia last month.

Roxanne said about $7500 was raised from entry fees alone.

She said the total amount of money raised from the event was yet to be calculated.

Money from raffles, stalls, cash donations and other revenues were also being finalised.

The Emu Park event was more of a tight-knit affair with an intimate crowd.

Emu Park SES member Ed Barrett said he was overwhelmed by the support from the community.



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