Hillcrest public funds to be distributed soon
The Hillcrest Community Public Fund, established following the jumping castle tragedy in December will be closed soon, with more than $805,000 to be mainly distributed to affected families.
Six children died on December 16 at the Hillcrest Primary School when a gust of wind blew an inflatable jumping castle into the air.
The public fund, which was established by the State Government, Devonport City Council, and My State Bank, is separate to a Go Fund Me campaign, which raised an additional $1.4 million.
Some of the funds will be used for support programmes for the Hillcrest Primary School community and the wider community as well.