SARA Zelenak’s family and friends have been swamped with support after the 21-year-old was murdered in London’s latest terrorist attack.
The Moreton Bay College graduate had the night off from her au pair job when she was caught up in the attack on London Bridge.
Owners of Healthworks Cleveland, where Ms Zelenak’s mother Julie Wallace has worked for 10 years, have organised a fitness class on Friday, June 23 to support the family.
Kacie Newlands said they were sourcing a venue as more than 400 people had said they would attend.
“I would love to open it up to anyone who wants to come,” she said. “It is an opportunity for people to feel as if they are helping in some way.”
A spokesperson for Moreton Bay College said they were heartbroken but united.
“Sara was a positive, popular student who always had a smile on her face. She embodied the values of Moreton Bay College and was adored by her peers and staff,” the spokesperson said.
Mayor Karen Williams said she was saddened to hear of the terrible events.
“There are no words to describe the loss that Sara's family must be feeling and as a city I would ask that we support them, while at the same time giving them the space they need to grieve as a family,” she said. “With Sara having grown up in Redlands and with family residing here, this loss will undoubtedly impact a number of people across the city.”
Bowman MP Andrew Laming said his thoughts were with Ms Zelenak’s family and loved ones.
As the terrorism war came to the Redlands, Premier Anastacia Palaszczuk announced in the budget a $46.7 million counter-terrorism facility to be built at Wacol and 30 extra police allocated to the issue.
“In recent months we have all seen the horrific terror-related incidents unfolding right around the world and unfortunately we are not immune to these threats,” she said.
The fundraiser will be at 6pm. For details, visit the Sweat for Sara event hosted by Healthworks Cleveland on Facebook.