Thomas the Tank Engine fans Marty Kelly and son Preston, 19 months.
Thomas the Tank Engine fans Marty Kelly and son Preston, 19 months. David Nielsen

Thomas fans have fun helping out

THOMAS the Tank Engine fans helped raise money for the flood appeal while having a fun day out at the weekend.

The North Ipswich museum waived normal entry to the last day of the Day Out with Thomas event yesterday in favour of a donation to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal at the gate.

Brisbane dad Marty Kelly took his son Preston, 19 months, to the Thomas-themed exhibition because he was attracted by the opportunity to donate to the appeal.

“That was one of the reasons we came actually,” Mr Kelly said.

“We’ve been meaning to come and realised this was the last day but given it was to help with the flood appeal we thought we’ll definitely come.”

The Workshops Rail Museum director Andrew Moritz said the flood appeal day on Sunday, January 30 was a great way to contribute to an important cause.

“The North Ipswich Railway Workshops and the Museum were unaffected by the recent floods in Ipswich,” Mr Moritz said.

“They have been a significant part of Ipswich for over 140 years and we feel strongly that we should support our local community in this time of need.”



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