Firefighters mop up outside Bangalow’s popular Urban Cafe after the blaze that has cost many workers their jobs in the lead-up to Christmas.
Firefighters mop up outside Bangalow’s popular Urban Cafe after the blaze that has cost many workers their jobs in the lead-up to Christmas. Jacklyn Wagner

Bangalow backs fire victims

BANGALOW is rallying behind workers who lost their jobs when the Urban Cafe and homewares boutique Millar and More were destroyed by fire last week.

Michael Malloy, from the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce, said nearly $8000 had been raised in an appeal to help up to 20 people who had lost their jobs.

Mr Malloy said the blaze was devastating for Bangalow, particularly given its timing so close to Christmas.

He said town leaders would meet to best decide how to help those people affected by the blaze.

Donations to the appeal can be made at any branch of the Summerland Credit Union to the chamber of commerce Bangalow Fire Appeal – account number 22281355.

The BSB number for people who wish to make an electronic donation is 802-222.

Mr Malloy said it would be a long process to clear the fire site and rebuild.

He said the annual Christmas Eve community street gathering would go ahead as planned.


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