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Monday 11 February 2013 8:00 AM
Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston is helping Queensland flood victims by auctioning his signed boots, jersey and head gear from the Harvey Norman NRL All Stars game played on Saturday night.
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“North Queenslanders have been impacted so many times, we know how tough it can be to get back on your feet," Thurston said.
“I’m hoping sports fans who want a league souvenir will dig extra deep and help out Queenslanders at the same time.”
JT’s gear will be offered individually on his website, www.johnathanthurston.com.au, from the full time siren on Saturday night until the same time the following Saturday, 16 February.
Successful bids will be announced on Monday 18 February.
“The Cowboys are really proud that Johnathan has organised this, and will do what we can to help the people who need it most,” general manger - football Peter Parr said.
Member for Mundingburra and Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said he was constantly proud of the generosity shown by North Queenslanders.
“The number of people from our part of the world who have been part of the recovery effort is outstanding. So far there have been over 100 SES volunteers and more than a dozen Emergency Management Queensland staff who’ve put their lives on hold and headed south to give a hand,” Mr Crisafulli said.
“Around 30 Ergon Energy workers from Townsville were amongst the first on the scene and there are still Ergon crews there as we speak.
“More Northern Queenslanders will step up in the days ahead. It makes me incredibly proud.
“I’ve been to places in the past week that would break your heart, and in a lot of the worst sites I’ve met with North Queenslanders who came down to do what they could.”
Donations to the Queensland Floods Appeal 2013 can be made by calling 1800 811 700 or visiting www.redcross.org.au.