This Valentines day the community of Winnaleah will be sharing their love with victims of the New South Wales and Victorian bushfire crisis.
The event, hosted by the Winnaleah Hotel, was inspired by two new residents to the town who hail from the fire affected area in NSW.
Pauleen and Dean Harris moved to Winnaleah towards the end of last year but returned home to Bermagui in NSW for Christmas where they were trapped by fires.
Bermagui, which was lucky not to be directly impacted by fire, is 15 minutes away from the community of Cabargo which was devastated.
Mr Harris, who is a carpenter by trade, lost all his work tools and spare timber when his house burnt down.
Winnaleah Hotel owner Di Pymble said they had planned to have a Valentines Day event but decided to raise money for the fires in NSW and Victoria because of the couple.
"They are a lovely couple and if we can support little towns like that ... then that's got to be worth doing," she said.
The event will take the form of a street party with a live band playing, community groups setting up stalls and bouncy castles for the kids.
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Ms Pymble said all donations will go to purchasing gift cards for food and other necessities to give to those affected by the fires.
Mrs Harris said her and her partner instantly fell in love with Winnaleah when they first visited.
"Everyone was just so friendly and so nice, it's sort of like our little towns back here 30 years ago," she said.
She said she was completely overwhelmed by generosity of their new community.
"All you can do is cry, how beautiful they are, you know, what an amazing community."
Ms Harris said the gesture alone would help boost morale in the grief stricken communities.
"Just the thought alone helps, everyone is so overwhelmed with grief and for somebody to do that for our community is really quite phenomenal," she said.
"We love that community and we can't thank them enough."
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