Ashlee Ryland, Cheryl Royal and Paul Scott lend a hand cooking sausages at the Elders flood fundraiser barbecue in Tank St, Gladstone.
Ashlee Ryland, Cheryl Royal and Paul Scott lend a hand cooking sausages at the Elders flood fundraiser barbecue in Tank St, Gladstone. Chris Chan

Sausages sizzle for flood-affected Boyne Valley residents

COMMUNITY spirit shone through at the Elders Real Estate Gladstone Boyne Valley fundraiser in Tank St, Gladstone this morning.

A sausage sizzle and baking fundraiser ran from 9-11am to generate much needed funds for Boyne Valley residents recovering from the January floods.

With Zinc Radio on board cooking some delicious sausages and onion on the barbecue, the fundraising got off to a great start.

Because of current rainfall Boyne residents were once again flooded in and were unable to attend the event.

Elders Real Estate property maintenance officer and part organiser of the fundraiser, Irene Dudley, said everyone seemed to be doing things for Bundaberg, so they decided to do something for the Boyne residents who were a little closer.

"It started from something little," she said. "Now we've even had some mothers from Kin Kora school donate baking.

"The money has been coming in good this morning."

Ms Dudley said people had been generous with their donations for the event.

Zinc Radio employee Ashlee Ryland thought the fundraiser was a great idea.

"It's raising money for our community. It's really unfortunate and really unlucky," she said in relation to the fact that Boyne Valley residents were once again flooded in.

Volunteer Paul Scott was busy on the barbecue helping out.

"Cheryl (Zinc employee) is my partner so I thought, as I have a rain day from work, I'd come to help."



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