WRESTLERS are stepping into the ring for a charity tussle to help out a local family who lost everything they owned in the March floods.
Shane and Amanda Donohoe and their five children were trapped for two days in their only upstairs bedroom after flood waters filled their Blackman's Point property.
The family are struggling financially after losing their possessions, treasured memories, animals and three cars.
National Championship Pro-Wrestling will host the Heroes Without Capes charity event from 6.30pm at the Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium on Saturday, May 29. All proceeds will go directly to the Donohoe family.
"On the Friday night of flood about 8.15pm I opened the front door and water started flowing straight into the house," Mr Donohoe said.
"It was a mad dash to save the chickens, horses and rabbits. We ran around putting them in the horse float to get them to higher ground but unfortunately we didn't get them all out.
"The water just rose and rose. It was a shock and we'd never seen anything like it.
"The kids were scared but they helped me with the animals, before I sent them up to a bedroom which is up high. We watched the water rise and rise in the house, we stayed upstairs and we were stuck up there for two days.
"When we came down the water was waist deep, we'd lost all the furniture.
"The situation wasn't good and still isn't good. I found out we lost all our photos of the kids when they were little and our wedding album, but there's not much we can do about it
"Even now we are still trying to clean up and go to work at the same time."
The family has been offered temporary accommodation through a work friend, Mr Donohoe said.
Wrestlers volunteering their time for the charity clash include Josh 'Kurtis James' Briggs, Shawn 'Chad Waugh' Briggs, Stacey 'Kristie Lea' Briggs, Peter 'Barry King' Flack, Danyen 'Danny Rage' Saunders, Tyran 'Tyler Savage' Binskin and Matthew 'Matthew Noah' Newman.
Josh Briggs said he hopes the community will donate generously.
"Shane, Amanda and their five children have lost everything in the recent floods and only escaped with the clothes on their back," he said.
"This is a lovely family, who are always offering help and assistance to anyone in need. NCPW are trying to raise some money for them to replace their basic living items, clothes, appliances and furniture that has all been lost in the floods.
"We have known Shane and Amanda for a while, they are very loyal supporters and come to every show.
"Knowing what they have lost and their story of being trapped in their house, it was a really scary situation.
"We're hoping for a good turn out on the night and people opening their hearts to the plight of the Donohoe family."
Businesses and members of the public can sponsor or donate to the event by contacting NCPW on 0434 084 900. Tickets are $15 on the night and can be purchased through eventbrite.com.au.
There will be a jumping castle provided by Port Macquarie Party Castles.
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