Community Supports Meadows Butcher after Fire


The owner of a country butcher shop which burned in a devastating fire says he is overwhelmed by community support and generosity.

Six trucks and around 20 firefighters were needed when fire broke out in the ceiling of Meadows Country Meats on 12 November. While no one was physically hurt, the damage was estimated at $200,000.

When owner Angus (Gus) Robertson announced on the Meadows Country Meats Facebook page, the news garnered over 100 comments of support.

Meadows Skin and Beauty immediately responded with a generous offer.

“I would like to help you and your family out by donating half of my profits this week to you!” they said on Facebook.

Meadow’s resident Michael Mahar then created a mycause fundraising page to help butcher Robertson, his wife, and two-year-old. So far more than $11,700 has been raised.

Meadows Country Meats had enjoyed a re-opening on 15 April this year after renovations. The building was established in 1937.

Robertson said he believes it could be a few months to a year before he’s able to rebuild and reopen.

Hear more from Michael Mahar and Gus Robertson speaking to Jennie Lenman via the podcast play window below:

Photo of Gus Robertson, supplied

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