Family takes trip to Queensland for R&R

The generosity of local and interstate businesses has allowed the Holt family of Wangaratta to "have a break" interstate in light of the anniversary of the fatal incident involving the four children's parents that left them orphaned on April 25 last year.

"Members of the 4 Kids and Carers Future Foundation (4KCFF), in particular Kylie Britt, have worked tirelessly to contact and appeal to contributors (listed below), who have been fantastic in assisting the four kids and their grandparents Dave and Helen to have a break at the Gold Coast," Jason Reid, 4KCFF chairman, said.

"With the assistance of Kay Reid from Travel "N' Cruise, we initially approached Jet Go, a new airline service flying out of Albury directly to the Gold Coast.

"Jet Go were fantastic in their response.

"They understood the situation behind our request and assisted the family with flights to and from the Gold Coast which made it exceptionally easy for us to push forward with the rest of the planning.

"We were offered the accommodation of a large holiday house from a long time friend and former Bright local Ron McFadyen in Mermaid Beach so it seemed to us that it was meant to be.

"We then got on with seeing what else may be available to us to keep the kids busy during this time and to our amazement and sincere appreciation there was not one request for assistance that was denied

"The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and the 'world' theme parks entries being highlight that I am sure the kids will remember for a long time to come."

Mr Reid said the foundation was indebted to theme companies and individuals who have stepped up and assisted in what he believes will be a difficult period.

4KCFF would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support:

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Nancy Ruscitti

Ron McFadyen

Village Roadshow Theme Park

AVIS Rentals Morgan

Deb and the team