Central Queensland businesses band together to give family trip of a lifetime


    Central Queensland’s Emu Park business community have collaborated together to donate products and services to a family in need.

    The Wilson family have overcome unimaginable struggles for five years.

    John and Kimberley Wilson’s daughter Peyton died in a quad bike accident at Hughenden just before Christmas 2013. Since then, they have also struggled with the drought taking over Queensland.

    David Croft from Canberra saw their story on television and contacted volunteer-based BlazeAid to offer his Zilzie holiday home to the family to use for a holiday.

    Glenn Adamus of the Beautiful Emu Park Promotions campaign was also contacted to help organise their holiday and show them the area.

    The following businesses donated:

    • Great Keppel Island Hideaway donated overnight accommodation and island transfers
    • Drakes Supermarket donated a hamper
    • My Beauty Spot donated a therapy session
    • Pine Beach Hotel donated a voucher
    • Camera House Stockland provided a large framed photograph as a memento

    The Wilson family were told about the holiday house at Zilzie but all the other gifts were a surprise.

    “It’s not even close to what we imagined. We just expected to come and visit the town – have a bit of a relax,” she said.

    “We had a lovely trip over there. It was absolutely beautiful. We had never been to an island like that before -others just pale in comparison to it,” she said.

    In comments obtained by The Morning Bulletin, Mr Adamus thanked all of the businesses who were involved in helping making the holiday unforgettable.

    “It was the most heart-warming experience chaperoning the Wilson family during their stay and I’m delighted with the ‘unity’ that is alive and well in this community of beautiful Emu Park,” Mr Adamus said.

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