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Sixers visit bushfire devastated Nymboida

05 January 2020

A contingent of Sydney Sixers players and staff visited the community of Nymboida, an hour and a half north west of Coffs Harbour on Saturday, to pay respects to the victims of the region's November 8 bush fire that saw 94 homes torched.

Nymboida Bushfire Visit

Players, including Daniel Hughes, Steve O'Keefe, Jordan Silk, Ben Manenti and Lloyd Pope, were joined by members of the local community cricket staff and team officials in meeting some of those displaced and a dozen BlazeAid volunteers at the Nymboida Camping and Canoeing Centre where a camp has been established to help those affected.

BlazeAid are a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods. Working alongside the rural families, their volunteers help to rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed.

The Sixers group visited the destroyed home of Michael Rook to get a first hand view of the area.

'Mick' showed the Sixers the horrific devastation and shared the courage and resilience of the locals, providing in some way some inspiration for those currently affected around Australia

The players were moved by the positiveness shown by Mick, the other fire survivors and the amazing volunteers, while those at the BlazeAid camp had their spirits lifted by the empathy and care shown by the players.

You can donate to BlazeAid at blazeaid.com.au

 

You can donate to the Nymboida Canoe Centre Camp at nymboidacanoecentre.com