This pack led by “Wolffie” felt they needed to make a just a small contribution after friends lost their home and property in Boolarra during the Black Saturday fires.
Hillcrest Captain Rick Shaw introduced Wolffie to those present at a morning tea given in her honour. He emphasised, the caravan trip from Tully Heads, Queensland had taken a slight detour to deliver one cross stitch to the family of ACT Senior Fire Fighter David Balfour who died fighting Victoria’s bushfires.
Wolffie said “After Cyclone Larry impacted our community of Tully; we were amazed at the generosity of people from around the country. So when Victoria was devastated by fire I wanted to help in some small way”.
A message of support spread across the cross stitch world via their website.
“Project Phoenix” was born.
As word grew, offers of help and donations of products were offered.
Operations Officer Steve Giddens said he “Offered thanks on behalf of all the firefighters who fought courageously during the Black Saturday fires, we will be working with the groups in Region 13 and surrounds to strategically plan their distribution”.
Region 13 would like to acknowledge and thank a few of the businesses who generously supported “Project Phoenix”; Mitre 10, Tully, Qld, Tully Vinyl Signs, Tully, Qld, Peterborough Matboards, United Kingdom, “Frames” Cairns, Qld, MGC Textiles, USA.