Hervey Bay Boat Club gives another $30,000 to flood victims

HERVEY Bay Boat Club has donated a further $30,000 to the victims of last month's floods.

It also helped promote the storm benefit concert last week at the Brolga Theatre which raised $15,000 for Maryborough.

President George Duck said it was essential to raise funds as the boat club had about 20,000 members in Hervey Bay and a further 2000 in Maryborough.

He praised the work of the Rotary Club of Hervey Bay Sunrise (RCHBS) and Murray and his drivers from Wide Bay Transit for assisting with the event.

RCHBS president Craig Smith said it was important that it helped people who had sustained damage but were not entitled to government grants.

"It's all about getting the people in the cracks," Mr Smith said.

"Burrum Caravan park got hit hard, those guys have absolutely nothing."

Funds raised went directly to the neighbourhood centre and RCHBS to distribute.

Neighbourhood centre worker Angela Kelly said unlike the Premier's flood relief appeal, donations would be put straight back into the local community.

"Any donations that people want to make to the flood relief will go directly to people in our community," Miss Kelly said.

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