MANY PEOPLE FROM all over enjoyed the fun at Helidon's Australia Day event.
MANY PEOPLE FROM all over enjoyed the fun at Helidon's Australia Day event.

Mateship is alive and well

THE true Aussie spirit of mateship was alive and well in the town of Helidon on Australia Day.

Crowds of true blue Aussies enjoyed the free concert by Helidon's Hopney Moffett, who entertained the crowd for eight hours, with short breaks in between, where flood survivors shared their stories of survival.

Grantham flood survivor, Wendy Hodda, thanked her rescuers who air-lifted her and her family to Helidon, which she described as “truly a place of refuge”.

“The whole time we were being rescued, we felt that God was looking after us,” she said.

Rural volunteer group, the Friends of Bush Connection, served up sausages and drinks which had been donated by Toowoomba business people.

A group of teenagers from the YMCA in Sydney who had given up their holidays to help with the clean up won the admiration and gratitude of the flood victims.


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