Mathilda Stade (Tilly), a former exchange student to Forbes from Germany, approached her father’s Rotary Club, Kuhlungsbourn, and asked them to consider assisting bushfire victims in NSW. They responded with a donation of EURO 2,000 ($AU3224.25).
The devastating bushfires last summer burnt out houses, business premised, and vast areas of bushland – native fauna habitat. Amongst the victims, some Rotarians lost homes and businesses.  During 2018 and 2019 Rotary clubs of the South Coast of NSW donated to the Forbes, Parkes, Condobolin, West Wyalong and Lake Cargelligo Rotary Clubs to assist drought victims. Now it’s the turn of Central West Rotarians to lend a hand with bushfire recovery. The donation from the Kuhlungsbourn Rotary Club will be used to assist bushfire affected areas of the NSW South Coast and hinterlands.