Australia is facing a crisis.
Since June 2019, more than 10.7 million hectares and 2,204 homes have been destroyed by Australian bushfires. We have also tragically witnessed the deaths of over 1 billion animals and at least 27 people.
Luckily, Australia is known for communities banding together to help those in need. Constant donations are flowing into various appeals, raising nearly $500 million so far.
Around the country, venues are holding fundraisers to keep the donations coming in. Our own community has raised a very generous amount though fundraisers across the peninsula.
We have compiled a list of fundraisers that have already raised funds, along with the upcoming events. If you can find time to visit one of the local fundraiser events, please head along.
Past Fundraisers – Total $51,976
McDaids Irish Pub $17,008
Shoreham Park $10,000
The Foyer $1,159
Mornington Brewery $5,000
Red Hill Brewery $4,579
Rosebud RSL $1,490
Beaches Mornington $1,283
Area Club $4,100
Westernport Hotel Hastings
31st Jan Live music by Coverdrive to support Zoo Victoria’s Bushfire Wildlife Fund
The Ranelagh Club Mount Eliza
8th Feb Live music by Still Game. Serving tap beer from the fire affected Bright Brewery
McClelland Sculpture Park
8th Feb A day of art making, picnics, sculptures, bush, food and music with workshops and a lantern parade. Music by Kutcha Edwards,Gena Rose Bruce, Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier, Afrovival, Charlie Owen, The Mudcakes and ChaliahHilton-Cronin. Cost – Adult $45, Child $15, children under 5 free entry
Hickinbotham of Dromana
28th Feb Live music by Dan Parsons and Tracy McNiel. Tickets are $20, $10 from each ticket will be donated to the Bushfire Appeal