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7 November, 2021

Helping hand to find a home

A YUNGABURRA local has resolved to not stand idly by as a good friend and her daughter are forced to leave their home at the Lakeside Motor Inn and Caravan Park in Yungaburra.

By Rhys Thomas

Jenny Sader (left) with Robyn Graefling who is raising money for Jenny to ease the financial burden of vacating her family home.

Robyn Graefling has started raising money to help relieve some of the financial stress felt by Jenny Sader as she is forced to vacate her family home. 

Jenny and all previously permanent residents of the caravan park have been forced to search for new housing after Tablelands Regional Council leased out the park to a commercial entity. 

The decision has meant that all permanent residents of the park have been instructed to leave the park before 30 November.

Starting the fundraiser was all that Robyn could offer and is hoping that people will band together to show Jenny and the other residents of the park that the community is supporting them.

“I have no political motivations whatsoever, I just saw someone was in need and I wanted to help I felt desperately sorry for everyone,” she said.

“I’ve known Jenny for many years and she’s an incredibly hard worker and she’s given a lot to the community. 

“She’s a longtime local that has helped many people and for the price of a cup of coffee, people in numbers can make a difference.”

Jenny has lived at the park for over a decade where she raised and nurtured her family, Jenny’s home serves as the family gathering point for Christmas, birthdays and any other important family events.

“I feel very humble, I think it’s wonderful what Robyn is trying to do, she has such a big heart,” Jenny said. 

“I don’t even have words to express my thanks for the work Robyn is doing. 

“Besides the “I’m sorry for what’s happening to you, I’m sorry we can’t do anything for you, I’m sorry you have nowhere to go, I’m sorry we have nowhere for you to go”, Robyn really is the only person who has stepped up.” 

Many of the other residents have taken the matter to court and have been granted further extensions and Jenny is hoping to do the same while she searches for another place to live.

Jenny received a quote from a local builder to move her home from the caravan park, a task that would cost over $16,000, money that she doesn’t have on hand. 

If you would like to donate top Robyn’s fundraiser and help support Jenny please head to the GoFundMe page by clicking the button below.

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