Fraser Coast steps up for greater need in Philippines

EDITORIAL: It is encouraging to see our community groups step up to help in time of need, with a view to a wider, more troubled world than the Fraser Coast.

At least three fundraisers in the lead-up to Christmas will benefit the Filipino victims of Typhoon Haiyan earlier this year.

We have experienced a storm or two here, but nothing of the enormity of Haiyan, which killed thousands of people.

The thought of millions of people left homeless has spurred locals into action leading into the season that is about giving.

This Saturday, the Filipino Australian Community Association of Hervey Bay and District will raise money at the Pier Park Family Market at Urangan.

A Black Cat Variety Concert on Friday the 13th aims to fill the Brolga Theatre to raise $10 a head for the Doctors Without Borders typhoon appeal.

And there will be a Christmas concert by St Mary's Catholic Church's Filipino Choir in Maryborough on December 21 at the parish hall in Bazaar St, Maryborough, for Caritas Australia.

We hope their efforts will be well supported by our generous community.

If any other groups have support functions planned, please email details to us on editorial@ and we will tell everyone about it.