Lifestyle

Generosity not bound by jail walls

IT MAY surprise some people to know there are some very generous people behind the walls of Grafton jail.

A group of inmates at the prison decided to try and help the victims of the Victorian bushfires. They spread the word and the other inmates responded generously.

Four delegates - Dave Brown, Will Hickey, Frank Curr and Dimitrious Topalis - represented the inmates when they handed over the $941 raised for the victims.

Will Hickey put it well saying: “It (Victoria) may be a world away, but we feel the effects of their trauma.”

“The boys here stepped straight up to the plate; let's just hope they (the victims) can re-build quickly,” he said.

Another inmate, Dave Brown, said he was inspired by “the heartbreak and the misery caused by the fires.”

“The inmates in the jail that don't work only get $13.50 a week and they still contributed - some even gave it all. We wish we could do more but we have limited resources,” Mr Brown said.

Prison administration assistant, Josephine Spriggs, co-ordinated the collection.

“The inmates saw the fires on TV and decided they wanted to do something to help,” Ms Spriggs said.

“It was just wonderful to see these inmates that have so little give so much.

“It was a tremendous effort which brought out the best in them.”

There to collect the donation on behalf of the bushfire victims were Eve Gleeson and Maureen McLennan from the Grafton branch of the Australian Red Cross.

“They've done wonderfully well; very generous,” Mrs McLennan said.



Police search for stolen items from Yamba wreck

FLOTSAM: Debris from a boat which crashed onto Lover's Point in Yamba last week.

Missing items constitutes theft, not salvage, say police

Locks on the line in the hunt for a blood cancer cure

Sarah Dougherty and Virlissa Adams, right, will lose their locks on March 16 to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Call for participants in Shave for a Cure spectacular.

Amanda Stacey named Clarence woman of the year

Clarence electorate woman of the year Amanda Stacey surrounded by her family and many of her volunteers/supporters, including member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis

Work with vulnerable in our community for award

Local Partners

'I wasn't naked': Blanca Blanco speaks out

BLANCA Blanco made headlines around the world after 'accidentally' flashing, but she says she was actually wearing a nude bodysuit.

‘IT’S A LITTLE SAD’: Trump makes Oscars bungle all about him

US President Donald Trump claims Hollywood's elite were too busy mocking him to pay attention on Oscars night.

Donald Trump ‘explains’ Oscars stuff up.

Lama and Sarah’s ‘epic’ MKR fail

My Kitchen Rules contestants Lama and Sarah.

Tempers flare as Lebanese feast turns into an epic fail.

Oscars 2017: How did biggest award get stuffed up?

Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as La La Land, but was later corrected to Moonlight.

'Guys in headsets starting buzzing around. They took the envelope.'

Lisa Curry can't marry her fiance

Lisa Curry breaks down in the jungle.

Lisa Curry says she can’t get married to her fiance

The true cause of the Oscars bungle

Faye Dunaway, left, and Warren Beatty present the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Oscars ended with a moment that left everyone speechless.

HUGE OSCARS FAIL: Wrong film handed Best Picture award

Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as La La Land, but was later corrected to Moonlight.

IN A monumental stuff-up, La La Land incorrectly named Best Picture.

Casino boss loses $4m on waterfront Sunshine Coast home

The owner of this stunning Noosa home accepted much less than he had initially wanted for the home.

When illness struck owner forced to try and cash out of property

Mining homes dive: $600k homes sell for $120k-$300k

18 Yeates Street, Moranbah sold for $135,000 in December, after being repossessed by a bank. The owners bought for $545,000 in August, 2011.

The economy still has two speeds, but with a painful twist

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Stunning home blends South Pacific beauty with Orient style

Immaculate residence with two outdoor living areas

Historic home 'Fairweather' up for action

Fairweather

Historic property owned for last 35 years up for sale

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!