Wollondilly Shire Council has activated the Mayoral Relief Fund to provide financial support to the families directly affected by Tuesday night’s tragic accident at Buxton.

The fund is now open for donations, with contributions going directly to the families and any additional funds raised providing funding towards youth mental health and driver safety campaigns.

Mayor Matt Gould said, “It has been an extremely difficult week for Wollondilly, with the community still coming to terms with the loss of five young local lives.”

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved, the Picton High School and Buxton communities and the emergency responders who dealt with this heartbreaking scene.”

“We are a resilient community that unites together during times like this, and it has been heartening to see people coming together to support each other during this difficult time.”

“Council is committed to providing whatever support we can, and although we can’t take away the emotional pain, we hope that we can at least alleviate some of the financial stress at this time.”

You can donate to the Mayoral Relief Fund in person at Council’s Administration Building, or online at https://www.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au/home/features/mayoral-relief-fund-donation-form