Esperance to contribute to convoy headed to NSW

Helping hand: Sue Rowell is coordinating Esperance's contribution to a convoy of support heading from Kalgoorlie to NSW. Photo: Jake Dietsch.
Helping hand: Sue Rowell is coordinating Esperance's contribution to a convoy of support heading from Kalgoorlie to NSW. Photo: Jake Dietsch.

Esperance will play its part in a Kalgoorlie initiative to help victims of the catastrophic bushfires in NSW.

Jode's Nursery owner Sue Rowell is calling on businesses, groups and individuals to donate items for those affected by the fires.

Ms Rowell found the tragedy unfolding in the eastern states resonated with her due to a traumatic childhood event when a fire destroyed everything her family owned.

"There are so many people that are over there now and some of them aren't going to have anything. It's just terrifying," she said.

The nursery doesn't want furniture, but will accept items including clothes, nonperishable food, toiletries, tools, linen and towels.

The items can be delivered to the business any day of the week from 8.30am to 5pm until Tuesday, November 19, close of business.

Esperance Freight Lines has volunteered to deliver the goods from Esperance to Kalgoorlie.

The items will then be added to a convoy of Wilson's Transport trucks that will head to NSW the next week.

For more information contact Ms Rowell on 0428 992 565. Jode's Nursery is located at 6 Berrigan St in Chadwick.