A Mount Isa business is hosting a flood relief charity dinner to support communities affected by the North West flood.
Mount Isa Isuzu Ute dealer principal Karen Pye will host a 'Families of Flood' charity dinner on July 20, planning to raise $15,000 for BlazeAid to assist in the recovery process following the February flood disaster.
Ms Pye said the idea came about after she saw the horrendous flood photos on social media.
"I personally didn't know anyone affected by the flood, people lost everything and I just can't comprehend having to start from scratch. But how do you do that when whole communities are affected?"she said.
"So I got the idea of a charity dinner stuck in my head and I couldn't stop thinking about it. Eventually I got a few people together and pitched the idea. We formed a committee and set the date to host the event."
The 150 tickets sold out in a number of weeks.
"We have received an amazing response from local ticket buyers and sponsors," Ms Pye said.
"We also have a few speakers coming including representatives of BlazeAid, who will discuss what the organisation does and how they have assisted local communities.
"We also have some Mayors coming from flood affected shires including Jack Bawden from Carpentaria and John Wharton from Richmond.
"We have also had farmer and photographer Jacqueline Curley donate some of her photos from the flood to hang on the walls to show the impact of the flood."
The Families of Flood charity dinner will be held at Mount Isa Civic Centre on July 20.
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