Cumberland raises $6000 for the flood appeal by auctioning holiday 2:56pm, Tue 18 Jan 2011
Cumberland Charter Yachts has answered the call for aid to the Queensland flood victims. By auctioning a 5 night holiday on Cumberland Princess, furious last minute bidding saw the final bid of $6000 win the auction, with the proceeds going to the Premier's Flood Appeal.
Auction winner Jeremy from Yeppoon, Queensland was very happy to have won the auction and now has planned a Easter holiday to remember, knowing that his charter fee is going to the appeal. Affected by the Rockhampton floods, Jeremy is a painting contractor who's work came to a standstill as a result of the Rockhampton floods that saw the locale cut off for two weeks.
"Food supplies came by barge from Gladstone and the building trade stopped while the Fitzroy was at its peak." After the waters receeded the drama continued, with no building materials available. "There is no concrete being made as the sand works lost all their stock with it washed down river."
Jeremy and crew will now get to cruise to idyllic bays, watch spectacular sunsets, drop by island resorts, and do a spot of fishing - the diversity of a bare boat charter in the Whitsundays puts you in command of your cruising holiday itinerary.