Fire damages Cedar Creek Pony Club

Vandals broke into the Cedar Creek Pony Club at 1501 Beaudesert Beenleigh Road at Tamborine and started a fire on August 3.

The flames went out but not before causing significant damage.

The small club of just 20 members which was just beginning to recover from being hit hard during the March 2017 flood is now reeling.

Treasurer Tracey Dickie said the smoke damage to the club house is extensive with the kitchen, a sink, several benches, an electric jug, trophies, and an urn for boiling water among the items destroyed.

Also damaged were a number of wooden cabinets generously donated to the club recently by James Peddie from Woodcraft Cabinets and Kitchens at Underwood.

“It’s devastating,” Mrs Dickie said.

“We were just starting to make some headway and now this.

“We have no use of the club house.

“We’re going to be forced to move out to the shed temporarily.”

Mrs Dickie said the club’s members hope the culprits are caught and reprimanded.

She said the senseless destruction also means the club will have no access to electricity and refrigeration.

The grounds are, however, still very much in play and the club is already looking to get back on its feet by holding an Open Sports Day on August 25.

Members will be hoping to raise some much-needed funds and they are encouraging the community to come down and show its support.

”We’re a small operation and we run on volunteer work so any help we can get would be amazing and very much appreciated,” Mrs Dickie said.

The club is hoping to have drinks and food available on the day.

They are also looking for some generous local businesses to donate an item to be raffled.

If you can help contact Tracey Dickie on 0400 755 694.

If you have any information that may help police with their investigation contact the North Tamborine Police Station on 5545 3473.