Guy and Jules Sebastian incredible surprise for bushfire survivors
Guy Sebastian and his wife Jules are spreading Christmas cheer this holiday season in the best way they know how.
The pair have visited a local farming family in regional Victoria and surprised them with $10,000 worth of gifts.
The Middleton family have bravely battled droughts, bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.
"You get over one hurdle and then you think okay we're on a new path, let's keep going and then you get struck again," Louise Middleton explained to A Current Affair.
In late 2019, while facing a drought, Mrs Middleton who is also a midwife, found out she was diagnosed with bowel cancer.
Her husband and fellow farmer, Ian, was let out of work when he broke his ankle and knee.
When bushfires hit the farm on New Year's Eve, the Middleton's had to fight to save the farm.
"We took as much as we could, we left horses, sheep and cattle here all that we took the dogs and the cat and all that sort of stuff but I actually thought I'd come back to no house," Mrs Middleton said.
After evacuating their teenage daughters, they were left with a blaze that tore through their 900 km property. 300 sheep were lost.
"I think what happens when there is a natural disaster like that, your whole life is dictated to after that. My phone still rings about the fire. It's a life-changing event", Mrs Middleton said.
Singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian and his wife Jules have joined forces with Amazon Australia and Drought Angels to deliver a wonderful surprise Christmas hamper.
Just some of the gifts the family received included a drone, a satellite phone, a Kindle and a new lounge.
"We're not going to cure problems, but you know it's the festive season. It's nice to be able to just bring a little smile to their faces," Mr Sebastian said.
"You see the scarred landscape and that's a reminder of what everyone's gone through here.
"This is not a problem that's gone away. I think this is going to impact a lot of people in rural communities for a long time."
"These people are still dealing with the devastation and they still need help, and they still need joy in their life. Whatever we can do, to bring a little bit of that, is the best", Mrs Sebastian said.
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