Amanda Edwards says the candlelight memorial planned for Monday evening was to show support for everyday people in her hometown of Sydney following the siege.
Amanda Edwards says the candlelight memorial planned for Monday evening was to show support for everyday people in her hometown of Sydney following the siege. Alistair Brightman

Memorial service at Torquay beach for Sydney siege victims

WANTING to show their sympathy for the victims of the siege in Sydney and support for the wider community, Fraser Coast residents have planned a memorial gathering.

Fraser Coast woman Amanda Edwards said the candlelight memorial planned for Monday evening was to show support for everyday people in her hometown of Sydney.

"I used to work in the city, walking those same streets," Mrs Edwards said.

She said invitations had been extended to the Hervey Bay Muslim community, the Salvation Army and Christian leader Chris Foley.

People of all faiths and cultures are invited to attend and pay their respects at 5.30pm at the beach at Torquay, near Aquavue Cafe.

Leslie G. Ross Funerals has donated condolence books for people to sign at the event.

"The books will be sent to the City of Sydney from the Fraser Coast," Mrs Edwards said.

"Now is a time to get together and show our support for each other.

A Facebook group called Fraser Coast - We'll Ride With You has been set up to share information about the event.



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