Noosa operators band together to give fire fighters a break

Noosa’s tourism operators have come together to support the Team Noosa Bushfire Appeal providing holiday packages to NSW Rural Fire Service, Victorian Country Fire Authority, South Australian Country Fire Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

“Noosa is a much loved holiday destination for our Southern friends and as a community we want to demonstrate our collective community support and offer mini breaks that will give the fire victims and hardworking fire fighters a well-deserved break,” said Tourism Noosa CEO Melanie Anderson.

“Whilst many individuals are donating to the various appeals, our tourism industry has come together to provide a range of holiday experiences including accommodation, tours and dining experiences.

“Together with cash donations which will go towards flights, we are wanting to bring some joy and hope back to these regional communities who have lost so much.”

To date over 60 businesses have donated packages with a value of over $100,000.

“The packages will be given to the NSW Rural Fire Service, Victorian Country Fire Authority, South Australian Country Fire Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services to be distributed to firefighters, displaced families and or to use in raffles in the hopes to raise further funds. Packages will be coordinated through our Holiday Consultants here at the Noosa Inspiration Centre,” she said.

“We hope that our packages will give some relief to our southern friends to escape the difficulty of rebuilding in the coming months and for the amazing firefighters who have given so much, it is a small way for our Noosa community to say thank you.”