Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Special Delivery Brings Load of Donations for Rockhampton

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Special Delivery Brings Load of Donations for Rockhampton

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Byline: Amy Formosa and Emma McBryde

A SPECIAL delivery arrived in Gracemere on Friday.

As the Queensland Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal reached more than $20million over the weekend, a 20-foot container jam-packed with furniture, household items, clothing and food arrived to help out flood victims.

Kylie Thatcher and her husband Stephen were originally having the empty unit trucked up from Brisbane for their business, until they found out a woman was trying to get donations to Rockhampton.

C[pounds sterling]It all started with one little post on the Rockhampton CQ Floods 2010 Facebook page,C[yen] Ms Thatcher said.

She said a Gladstone LJ Hooker real estate agent named Andrea posted a message saying she was looking for a way to get items to the flooded city.

The Thatchers posted a message that the container would be in Caboolture for four hours on Thursday.

C[pounds sterling]There were streams of people coming all day long (with donations),C[yen] she said. …

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