Thursday, May 4, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
When a family of five arrived in the Whitsundays to settle down after three years home-schooling and travelling around the country, they did not expect to be part of our latest Good Deed story.
Lex Davis drove his 42-foot bus into a Proserpine Caravan Park last weekend and unfortunately the length of the family vehicle had not been added to the booking.
“It was no-one’s fault,” he said.
“They had changed managers and I know them both really well, they are lovely people, it was just an accident.”
With no sites able to accommodate such a long vehicle the family were left without the amenities and community they had been looking forward to enjoying.
The caravan park allowed them to use the non-camping area for one night and recommended they ask for help on social media.
Lex wrote a post on the community chat page and was instantly overwhelmed by the response.
“It blew me out of the water!” he said.
“We had over 80 replies of people offering their backyard and saying we could stay as long as we needed.
“When we visited last time, the community here were the same – so welcoming – and this is the reason we decided to come back and settle down here.”
Ironically Lex has since had an issue with his gear box and has been unable to move the bus while it is undergoing repairs.
He says, however, that he is still receiving messages and is grateful for every single person who has reached out to help.
“It’s humbling – everyone was extraordinarily kind, and we are totally overwhelmed.”