By: Lionel Mussel

During their National Muster in Mudgee, NSW, last week, members of the Australian Caravan Club (ACC) raised more than $6000 for Blaze Aid to give assistance to those affected by the disastrous bush fires in New South Wales.

Branch after branch announced their support and the donations amounted to more than $5000 before the ACC board decided to increase this to $6000.

ACC Chairman Tom Smith said this showed what the ACC was all about. "The generous reaction of ACC members when made aware of an immediate need was heart warming and I am proud to belong to such a great organisation," he said.

Blaze Aid assists farmers to get back on their feet after suffering devastating damage to their property and livelihood. This can make the difference between survival and giving up and volunteers who assist with Blaze Aid often tell of lasting friendships developed between helpers and the farmer and family.

For more information, visit Blaze Aid online at or the Australian Caravan Club at

- Lionel Mussel