NICK and Sally Tantanis at the Courthouse Hotel in Eaglehawk know there is very little they can do to help ease the pain of Kristy Thomson and her family, but they're doing all they can.
Kristy worked at the hotel until Christmas, helping in the kitchen and the dining room.
"We just feel very, very sad for Kristy and her family,'' Sally said.
The couple will host an auction and family day at the hotel to raise funds for the Kristy Thomson Appeal.
Nick and Sally will donate a 32 inch television to start the auction.
They will also have a bucket for donations, and kick that off with $500 cash.
They will also offer a sausage sizzle for a gold coin donation.
They are calling on other businesses to leave vouchers or items to be auctioned at the hotel during the next week.
The family day and auction will be held at the hotel, on Sailors Gully Road, from 2pm on January 12.