The aftermath of the Fourth Avenue home rented by the Milburns.

Fundraiser after fire guts home

A fundraiser barbeque will be held Nov. 29 for fire victims, Aaron and Sherelle Milburn

Alicia Wallace

Rossland News

A fundraiser barbeque will be held Nov. 29 for fire victims, Aaron and Sherelle Milburn. The Milburns lost their possessions in a Rossland house fire on Nov.12 when their Fourth Avenue home caught alight in the middle of the night. The fire left the newlyweds with only the clothes on their backs.

The community has been very supportive for the young couple and this weekend friends and relatives have organized a barbeque to help raise additional funds. Ferraro Foods has generously offered to provide food at cost for the barbeque.

From 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., hotdogs, smokies, cookies, hot chocolate and coffee will be available outside Rossland Eagles on Columbia Avenue.

“Mike from the Eagles has been very kind and is donating the hot chocolate and coffee, plus he is opening early for the fundraiser,” one of the organisers said.

If the public would like to warm up they may go inside the Eagles hall with their children until 1p.m. at which time the bar opens and only adults will be permitted to enter the licensed premises.

Friends and relatives have set up a crowd source fundraising Gofundme account for the couple. In the first 11 days the Gofundme account for Aaron and Sherelle has been active, 59 donors have raised $4,515.

Sherelle wrote words of thanks for the community’s support on the online fundraising page.

“Aaron and I want to thank each and every person who has offered their support over the last few days. This week has been one of the most challenging we have ever had to face but we have been overwhelmed by the love and support people have shown us. Thank you all again from the bottom of our hearts for the support during this extremely difficult time,“ Sherelle expressed.


If you would like to assist the young couple, come along on Saturday and chat to the barbeque organisers or visit the online fundraising page at



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