This butcher a cut above
Friday, 14th January, 2011
For today only, local butcher Steve Lihou will be lending a helping hand to Queenslanders affected by the devastating floods.
Mr Lihou, the owner of Lihou's Quality Meat and Seafood, said he will donate 10 per cent of the day's takings to the Queensland Premiers Disaster Relief Appeal.
He said his goal was to sell everything in the shop to raise as much money as possible.
Mr Lihou said the pictures of the floods on TV were one of the reasons he felt motivated to donate money.
"It's not going to be much, but every bit helps," he told the BDT.
The Queensland economy will definitely be hit hard by the disaster, and said Mr Lihou said he felt sorry for families and business owners.
Mr Lihou has relatives in the State which is suffering its worst floods since 1974. "I've got cousins in Townsville, but they're pretty much a-okay."
Fellow butcher, Matt Brummelhuis, said it was "shocking" to see the young children caught in the wild rivers.
The store in Blende Street will also have a donation tin on the counter if customers wish to donate their spare change.
Lihou's Quality Meat and Seafood is open from 7am to 6pm today.