Nimbin RFS Deputy Captain Charlie Cohen running out the first hose at the fire in Cullen street, Nimbin.
Nimbin RFS Deputy Captain Charlie Cohen running out the first hose at the fire in Cullen street, Nimbin. Max Pike

Community rallies to help Nimbin fire victims

A FUNDRAISER will be held in Nimbin this weekend to help those affected by the fire which destroyed the "heart" of the village.

The Nimbin Museum, the Rainbow Cafe, BringaBong and Tribal Magic were destroyed by the blaze which started on August 13.

On Saturday the town will host the Restore the Heart fundraiser at Peace Park.

It has been organised by a local man, Matthew Raikes, who was born in Nimbin and lived there his whole life.

"I'm a true blue Nimbin boy," he said. "My mum, Cathie Mcintosh, ran the youth refuge for nearly 10 years as a volunteer.

"Where the fire happened, at the back of the museum, was called Our Place.

"I was living in there for a few years, so my heart still sits in there."I am doing this fundraiser so we can restore what we call our museum."

The fundraiser will be held from 9am until 4pm and is being supported by the Nimbin Community Centre.

There will be music, a jumping castle, circus workshops, market stalls, drift car display, sausage sizzle, raffles, face painting and more.



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