'Mind-blowingly amazing': The Hunter rallies for bushfire victims

Lucinda Garbutt-Young
Updated December 19 2023 - 7:10am, first published 5:30am
Abermain Hotel owner Cass Ponchard sorting through "dozens" of bags of generous donations. Picture by Simone De Peak
Abermain Hotel owner Cass Ponchard sorting through "dozens" of bags of generous donations. Picture by Simone De Peak

In the days after flames ripped through her community, a strange memory came to Kurri Kurri woman Ree Heywood.

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Lucinda Garbutt-Young

Lucinda Garbutt-Young is a producer at The Canberra Times. She was previously a reporter at the Newcastle Herald, where she covered breaking news, court and other general news. Do you have a story? Email Lucinda at l.garbutt-young@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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