Lochlain Atkinson.
Lochlain Atkinson.

'Unbelievable' support for little Lochie's family

IT'S unbelievable." That was Derek Tuffield's reaction to seeing the weekend donation figures for the Atkinson family, who lost their toddler son Lochlain in an accident last week.

The Lifeline Darling Downs chief executive said he had three full pages of names of people who had donated what they could to go towards Lochlain's funeral costs and the costs of keeping Paul and Olivia Atkinson's takeaway food business running.

"There're donations of hundreds of dollars … and three dollars," he said.

"People have given what they can - it's such a wide variety.

"It's overwhelming, and there'll be more to come."

Mr Tuffield said that anyone who had donated and wanted to receive a receipt for their donation for tax purposes could email lifeline@lifelifedarlingdowns.com.au with the amount they donated and their name.

The organisation will arrange for a letter with a receipt to be sent.

Mr Tuffield said after seeing some speculation online, he wanted to make clear that the charity did not take any kind of commission from the donations for the family.


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