The scene at the Gatton sports ground where local residents sorted through flood donations.
The scene at the Gatton sports ground where local residents sorted through flood donations. Kasun Ubayasiri

Grantham victim helping others

A GRANTHAM resident who lost everything she owns - including her house and pets - has set up a donation site to help her neighbours.

The woman, who asked not to be named, established the collection point inside the Gatton Sports Centre and said she was “humbled” by the community’s assistance.

“It’s not about me – it’s about the community coming together and helping each other out,” she said.

“We have been inundated with donations and volunteers who want to help, it’s fantastic to see.”

Yesterday hundreds of Lockyer Valley volunteers filled the large shed at the Gatton sports ground to sort through the donations.

Mirjam Hoefnagels, of Hatton Vale, donated her time to help sort through donations and assist displaced families get clothes and toiletries they need.

“We just all want to help so we thought this would be a good place to start,” Mrs Hoefnagels said.

Grantham Flood support donations can be made through www.granthamfloodsupport.com



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