MAIDENWELL VOLUNTEER: Kirsten Butters says she’s got the time but not the finances to help people in need.
MAIDENWELL VOLUNTEER: Kirsten Butters says she’s got the time but not the finances to help people in need. Kate Darvall

Maidenwell's Kirsten Butters to help cyclone ravaged Fiji

MAIDENWELL girl Kirsten Butters wants to dust off her farm boots and lend a hand to Fiji residents devastated by Cyclone Winston.

From the outskirts of Maidenwell, the 22-year-old wants to jump on a plane and make a difference those affected by the cyclone, which hit Fiji last week.

Kirsten said she was inspired to work at a Fijian orphanage called The Treasure House Children's Home for orphans.

"I like to help where I can, and what better way to do it than help the kids," she said.

While she said the orphanage was not hit badly by the cyclone, it still copped significant damage.

"The sheds outside were flattened," Kirsten said.

MAIDENWELL VOLUNTEER: Kirsten Butters says she's got the time but not the finances to help people in need. Photo Kate Darvall/ South Burnett Times
MAIDENWELL VOLUNTEER: Kirsten Butters says she's got the time but not the finances to help people in need. Photo Kate Darvall/ South Burnett Times Kate Darvall

But despite tangible damage to buildings, Kirsten said she wanted to support the orphaned children and make sure their spirits remained high.

"I have the time to do this, I think I can really make a difference," she said.

The Maidenwell woman said the prospect of going to Fiji to help out hugely excited her.

"I want to take Twister over because I've never had a brother or sister, so it would be really nice to play Twister with them," she said.

Kirsten said she had all the time in the world to lend a hand but finances were an issue and urged people to dig in and help out.

To find out more or support Kirsten in her journey, phone her on 0419183229.

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