Commemoration Service at Gympie's Normanby Hill Remembrance Park for the 100 years of Anzac 1915-2015 Photo Craig Warhurst / Gympie Times
Commemoration Service at Gympie's Normanby Hill Remembrance Park for the 100 years of Anzac 1915-2015 Photo Craig Warhurst / Gympie Times Craig Warhurst

OUR SAY: Fundraising effort made a difference

AS Australia paused to pay tribute to its Anzac heroes yesterday, another nation also reflected on the significance of the date.

On April 25, 2015, as Australia commemorated 100 years since the landing at Gallipoli, Nepal was rocked by a devastating earthquake that the country is still struggling to recover from.

More than 8000 people were killed and many more injured.

Whole villages were destroyed, buildings were reduced to rubble and children were taken from their families by those involved in illegal pop-up orphanages.

Enter the Forget Me Not Children's Home, which has its origins right here on the Fraser Coast.

The team rescued children from the illegal orphanages while also ensuring the girls in their care were accounted for and safe.

One year ago the Fraser Coast helped make a difference in the lives of those children by contributing to a fundraising effort that raised more than $100,000.

That is something we can all be proud of.

The recovery work in Nepal is far from over and Forget Me Not will continue to fundraise in the coming weeks and months.

I'm sure they can count on us to continue to support their efforts in typical Australian fashion.



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