Group at Windsor's McQuade Park handing out sandbags and sausage sangas

Macquarie MP Susan Templeman with the Rapid Response Team at McQuade Park, Windsor.
Macquarie MP Susan Templeman with the Rapid Response Team at McQuade Park, Windsor.

A special group of folk have set up camp at McQuade Park, Windsor, filling sandbags and cooking sausage sandwiches for the flood affected.

Members of the Rapid Relief Team, the troupe are all volunteers from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church.

Between Windsor and Jamieson Park, Penrith, members filled and supplied more than 7900 sandbags yesterday, after setting up in support of the SES.

The Windsor group was visited this morning by Macquarie MP Susan Templeman as she made her way around the area.

The crew had worked through the night filling sandbags and offering tea and coffee to those in need of a bit of a pick-me-up.

RRT director Alistair Dent said they were glad they could offer support in a small way, with many of the group's members living locally and experiencing the devastation of the floods themselves.

"It's been heartbreaking to see how many families have been hit hard by the flooding - which may only get worse with more heavy rain forecast this week," he said.

""o, we are inviting anyone from the local area who needs some assistance in shoring up their home - please drive in and grab what sandbags you need."

The "drive-through" service is available at McQuade Park now. No bookings are needed. Simply drive up and grab as many sandbags as you need.

"We have a sand provider on speed dial, and will continue to order tonnes of sand and keep filling bags as long as they needed by the community," Mr Dent said.

"Locals are also welcome to stop by and grab a hot cup of tea or coffee and a bite to eat from our catering tents - even if it's just to grab some shelter and would like someone to lend an ear."