'Golf fun day' to support fire affected
One avid golfer is hoping to put his penchant for the game to good use.
In the wake of the fires, Brisbane resident Brian Debert, reached out to the Stanthorpe community to float the idea of a golf fundraising day.
The idea has caught on and Mr Debert is now in discussions with the Stanthorpe Golf Club to get an event up and running in early October.
"The day is designed to raise money and directly donate it to the local rural fire brigades,” he said.
"We want to cut out any middle men and if we do that 100 per cent goes to them to buy what ever they need.
"Maybe it's bottled water or fresh paint to give the local shed a facelift - it's for them to decide.”
Though he lives in Aspley, he's familiar with the area. He runs a golf and lifestyle social media account called Brian Debert - Dirty Debertie Golf Australia.
"It's been extremely sad to see what has happened there.
"I have followers on my page from the area and it's been sad to hear the stories they're sharing with me.
"I've always holidayed in the area. I love Stanthorpe and Tenterfield,” he said.
He said the Stanthorpe club has been receptive to the idea.
Mr Debert is hoping to rustle up some Brisbane friends and attract local golfers along for what he's pegged "a fun 18 hole golf day”.
He also wants to run another fundraiser to bring a semi-trailer of water to town.
"The golf day would be used to hopefully inject money into the local economy.”
To stay on top of information about the day visit www.facebook.com/BrianDebertGolfAustralia/