Thursday, February 1, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Community Kindness Aids In Fresh Start

Five children under the age of thirteen are being relocated to a local Mackay home after it was alleged that they weren’t being taken care of properly. In a heartfelt attempt to give the children a better life and a fresh start, a compassionate Mackay local has taken the children into care despite not having extra beds or necessities for school supplies to cater for the five young children.

This act of kindness shortly reaped a multitude of generosity after the caretaker made a post on a local Mackay Facebook page asking to buy beds and school supplies. Members of the community united together, as several people openhandedly offered to give away beds, toys and vouchers. One particular local hero among the many was Trisha Armstrong, owner of NQ Babies & Kids Shop who selflessly offered brand new school supplies at no cost. From lunchboxes, cold packs, water bottles, book covers, labels, library bags and even swimming bags to all five children.

This heartwarming story is a prime example of the unity and selfless good people we have in our community, never failing to offer a helping hand in times of need. The caregiver was left overwhelmed with the community’s response.

The anonymous carer posted: “I am so thankful for everyone’s support, it’s so humble to know we have such an amazing community behind us.”

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