Widow Leigh-Anne Bromilow speaks of the loss of her husband

Community lends a helping hand

A MONTH ago, Linda Brown popped in to her friend's Calliope farm.

What she found was an exhausted mother-of-four battling pneumonia.

The phone had been cut and the 20ha property was in disrepair.

So Linda called on the community to lend a hand. And Gladstone delivered.

It's been a rough trot for Leigh-Anne Bromilow. Her husband Ashley died in September 2008.

He fell from a 4.3m culvert after a night out in Calliope.

Ashley was a hardworking bloke.

When he wasn't working away in construction, he was tending to the farm.

"Since my husband's been gone I haven't been able to maintain the farm, work full-time and raise three children...," Leigh-Anne said.

Linda took to the Facebook group Gladstone Classifieds to ask for help.

The plan: to organise a working bee and get Leigh-Anne's property ready for sale.

"The farm is so big the whole job is overwhelming," Linda said.

"It would enable her to buy a brand new home.

"She'd be set up for life."

The generosity has overwhelmed both women.

"The community spirit is still there," Linda said.

"It's out of control," Leigh-Anne added.
 



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