Our little island state has been ravaged by bushfires over the weekend. As I type, a huge firewall continues to wreak havoc on small communities on the southern peninsula. On Friday Hobart recorded the hottest temperatures on record and those 42 degrees kicked off a huge battle against nature.
One town, which we passed through only last week has been decimated. Their local primary school, bakery, RSL club, homes, livelihoods...gone.
We're all devastated and desperate to lend a hand. The show of support, generosity, kindness and bravery from fire fighters, emergency crew and regular people has brought me close to tears and so I felt it necessary to lend a hand.
So, my small contribution is this -
At the gorgeous bookstore where I work we're collecting donations of kids books - good quality second hand or those perhaps you bought for the present stockpile. You can also donate a voucher over the phone if you don't want to spend on postage. Fullers Bookshop can be contacted on 03 6294 6300
Secondly, we'll be selling home made lemonade on Saturday at the MoMa Minors tent at MONA. All profits will go towards raising money for the kids at Dunalley Primary. We'll continue to raise funds right through til the end of March, so if you're coming along it would be so fantastic to receive a gold coin or two.
The official bushfire appeal is being run by the Red Cross. You can donate HERE
To lose your home, your animals, your livelihoods is incomprehensible. Compassion and geneous support will hopefully help these people rebuild their lives.