Boost to victims of Lennox
A GROUP of friends sat around their Skennars Head home in the week after the Lennox Head tornado trying to come up with an idea on how to help thevictims.
They thought of making T-shirts to contribute to the tornado appeal, and Karlee Mackie, a sponsored surfer, rang her team manager at Electric Visual at Byron Bay.
Word came back quickly that it was too short notice to make shirts, but stickers could be produced.
Electric Visual got a graphic designer on to the job, and 1000 stickers were printed by last Friday – and donated to the cause.
Karlee's partner, Andrew Eddy, said the sticker, with the words ‘I survived the Lennox tornado', was true for everyone who lives at Lennox.
Already, the five – including two Welsh tourists – have made $1500 which will be donated to the Lennox Head Tornado Appeal.
They are being sold at IGA at Lennox, Subway, The Point Cafe and All Above Board.
Andrew said some in the community had suggested the stickers were a personal money-making venture, but that claim was simply not true.
“We wanted to help thepeople out,” he said.
“And everybody did survive. No one died.
“Possessions can be replaced.
“Hopefully we can sell some stickers and help replace them.”
Andrew said they liked the fun message on the sticker, with its smiley face, which was a positive message.
They cost $4 each, or you can buy three for $10.
All proceeds will go to the tornado appeal.