Couple's dream disappears

By SAM BENGERsamb@gladstoneobserver.com.au

MARY and John Brown had a dream.

The couple wanted to establish a shelter for the homeless, but be- cause of a lack of support and fi- nances, they have been forced to put their property up for sale.

Having seen Susan's story in yesterday's issue of The Observ- er, Mary and John said they were "heartbroken'' by the lack of ac- commodation available for home- less people in Gladstone.

"I saw the article and it made me really upset because we want- ed to be able to have this place for these people but now we can't ? we have a dream in our hearts and we can't let it go but it would take a miracle for us to be able to do anything now,'' Mary said.

She said she wished people would "get off their backsides'' and help those in need.

"This would be the perfect place to set up some form of place to help these people ? we've got a lot of land and plenty of animals we've taken in over the years, but that's all going to be gone unless someone carries on the dream for us,'' Mary said.

She said the couple wanted to help those less fortunate, but without help from the public they could not do it alone.



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