Local bushfire appeals
Several Margaret River venues have continued their generous fundraising appeals for the Australian bushfire crisis.
Settlers Tavern has announced a Red Cross Bushfire Appeal Fundraiser concert to raise funds for victim’s tomorrow night.
The concert featuring many well-known local musicians will see over 10 acts perform in a “mammoth line-up.”
The event will include silent auctions, raffles and a wide array of prizes.
Starting at 6pm, guests are encouraged to bring the family early for dinner and enjoy free entertainment.
From 8.30pm, entry will be $10 and include door prizes. All proceeds going directly to Red Cross Bushfire Disaster Relief & Recovery Appeal.
Captain of the Margaret River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Jeff Bushby said his crew and fire Truck would be in the carpark and kids were encouraged to join in collecting donations.
Settlers Tavern Proprietor Karen Gough said she hoped the event would provide some much needed new year cheer.
“Right on queue our incredibly warm and generous community of musicians, winemakers, businesses and people have stepped up in droves to help out.
“Please come down and join the effort to help those who have suffered and lost so much.”
Money raised from the Fundraiser Concert will help Red Cross deliver recovery programs, provide emergency assistance, help communities prepare for future disasters, as well as provide training, equipment, logistics and co-ordination of their volunteers.
Cape Mentelle will hold a bushfire fundraising night on January 22 screening the fantasy flick Maleficent.
All bar, food from Kirk's Kitchen and ticket sales proceeds will be donated to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery and Relief and Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES).
Events and communication coordinator Marine Morin said staff hoped the community would enjoy a movie fundraiser.
“From the ashes of despair, people across the country are really coming together to raise the necessary money to help rebuild the affected communities,” she said.
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