HOUSE FIRE: Barry Fisher outside his Cobbo St home in Cherbourg which was destroyed by a fire on the weekend
HOUSE FIRE: Barry Fisher outside his Cobbo St home in Cherbourg which was destroyed by a fire on the weekend Matt Collins

HOUSEFIRE APPEAL: How you can help Cherbourg family

WHENEVER there is a disaster, there is always a shining light to remind us of the good that is inside people.

Cherbourg resident Barry Fisher and his family have experienced this generosity first-hand after they lost everything in a house fire on the weekend.

 

16 YEARS OF MEMORIES: Barry Fisher assesses the damage after a house fire completely gutted his Cherbourg home of 16 years.
16 YEARS OF MEMORIES: Barry Fisher assesses the damage after a house fire completely gutted his Cherbourg home of 16 years. Matt Collins

From their local footy club to random strangers, Mr Fisher has been overwhelmed by the love and kindness of others in his time of need.

"I just want to say thank you to everyone that is thinking of us and has helped us so far," he said.

Through his talented sport-loving children, Mr Fisher has enjoyed a good relationship with the Murgon Mustangs Junior Rugby League Club.

They were one of the first groups to reach out to the family.

"A big thank you to the Murgon Mustangs," he said.

The club held raffles the very next day after the fire to raise much needed funds for Mr Fisher and his family.

"They were able to give us a couple of hundred dollars to help us out," he said.

"We went straight into town and bought a lot of food."

Cherbourg Council has also dug deep to help the Cherbourg family.

"Council has given us their bus to use for a week or two," Mr Fisher said.

"And they filled it up with fuel."

Council are in the process of relocating the family into temporary Cherbourg housing while the house is rebuilt.

Mr Fisher was in awe of how much support he and his family have received.

"People come up and see us and offer us clothes and white goods and different things," he said.

"From the Fishers and the Georgetowns, we just want to say thank you very much."

"And we love you."

To donate to the family and help them rebuild their lives, the Murgon Mustangs Rugby League Club has created a bank amount for the Fisher Appeal.

Bendigo Bank

BSB 633-000

Account 158175042

Reference: Fisher appeal

If you have items you wish to donate, phone the club on 0408 682 225.