Bushfires inspire aid
The devastating bushfire crisis on the east coast has left many communities reeling from the dreadful destruction of homes and wildlife.
But in times of need, the compassion of the South West is evident with several fundraising events sprouting like seedlings among the ash.
Black Brewing Company raised more than $700 in staff tips for the Salvos Bushfire Appeal with the initiative ongoing for the next week while the Dunsborough Pub are donating their tips and sales from Pizzas to local fire fighters.
Soggybones and Tailtap held a barbecue on Friday at Dunsborough Skate Park with live music and special guests the Dunsborough Volunteer Bushfire brigade helping to raise over $4000.
The Busselton Skate Park and Youth Precinct are holding a BMX event with special guest appearances and games last Friday raising over $1500 for Wires Emergency Fund for Wildlife.
Roots rocker Matt Gresham donated all ticket sales from his at The River on Friday while The River donated all sales from Karma Kegs to the Red Cross.
Settlers Tavern and Margaret River musicians have organised a Fire Disaster Relief Fundraiser Concert for Thursday. Entry is $10 with all proceeds going to the Red Cross.
The event on Friday will include live music, a specially designed menu and fundraising raffles with prizes including artwork, vouchers, and hampers.
Bushfire Aid South West will be held in Busselton and Bunbury on January 31 and February 1.
Artezen Dunsborough Bushfire Revival fundraising dinner tomorrow night will donate 50 per cent of sales to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief Fund.
Busselton Senior Citizens Centre is holding a Bushfire Fundraiser afternoon tea tomorrow with a ukele concert and entry via donation.
More than $100 million has been raised by communities across Australia for victims, wildlife and fire brigades so far.
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