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Flooded with support

Lauren and Charlotte Blackburn at the Flood Appeal at PC Place.
Lauren and Charlotte Blackburn at the Flood Appeal at PC Place.

HUNDREDS of Gympie people braved the rain on Saturday to support a flood fundraiser at PC Place in the inner city, which raised $1100.

About 150 businesses, 23 residents and countless farmers in the Gympie region were directly impacted by the January flood, with some farmers now facing possible ruin from lost stock, crops, fences and infrastructure.

PC Place spokesman Nick Green said yesterday he was still in negotiations with Gympie Regional Council to determine which Gympie charity should receive the money.

"We feel it is important to keep it here and get Gympie flood-affected businesses and residents back on their feet," Mr Green said.

"The turnout was in the hundreds, despite the rain, but during the clear periods the Gympie people really showed us their community spirit and got behind us and this great cause," he said.

PC Place held a barbecue in the car park outside its premises in River Rd and raffled off a number of prizes.

It was back to business for most Gympie businesses this week, although many flood-affected businesses are still functioning at a reduced capacity and last week some suspended operations altogether.

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