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Fenland calls to help twinned Australian town

Fenland calls to help twinned Australian town

Published by KLFM
6:33am 3rd February 2020. (Updated at 12:00am 3rd March 2020)

Fenland is stepping up to help its twin, the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Following the devastating bush fires, the District Council has compiled a list of organisations accepting donations to help both humans and animals affected.

The country has suffered some of its worst bush fires seen in decades. Some 30 people have so far been killed, including four firefighters, and more than 10 million hectares of bush, forest and parks across Australia has burned. It is estimated that around one billion animals have also been killed.


Roger Coulthurst, Chairman of the Fenland Twinning Association, said: 

"Members have received a number of enquiries concerning how people can support the bush fire recovery and it has been somewhat difficult to advise safe and approved ways of helping people and communities in devastated areas.

"Our friends and colleagues at the Sunshine Coast Council have also received such enquiries and have now shared a number of safe ways people can give help." 

To support PEOPLE:

Australian Red Cross
Salvation Army
St Vincent De Paul

To support WILDLIFE:

Queensland RSPCA 
New South Wales RSPCA
Victoria RSPCA
WIRES (Wildlife Rescue)

To support RURAL FIREFIGHTERS (volunteers)
Queensland Rural Fire Brigades Association
New South Wales Rural Fire Service
Victoria Country Fire Authority
South Australia Country Fire Service

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