As bushfires continue to affect communities across Australia on an unprecedented scale, the Australian Red Cross is providing practical, local support where it’s needed to tens of thousands of people during and after the emergencies.
Whether it’s shelter and relief supplies for people who are stranded, information and psychological first aid at evacuation centres, or phone calls and home visits in communities trying to clean up and rebuild, we’ve been coordinating a multifaceted response to hundreds of emergencies across every state and territory.
Nick Evbuomwan commented: “You can’t help but feel helpless watching the country burn for the last few months and seeing so many people lose their homes and businesses. Femi and I had to do something to contribute to the amazing efforts of the Australian Red Cross.”
Femi Ogunsiji added: “When we put the call out to the crew from the show everyone was happy to get involved. One thing about Australians is we all stand together and help during times of crisis.”
Other celebrities doing their bit:
So many people and business are doing their part in a national effort to provide some relief to a collossal battle of nature. Even though the set of the Summer Bay diner has since burned down ashes, a piece of memorabilia from that iconic set is up for auction after Lincoln Lewis brought it forward and got the cast to autograph it.
“Andrew Gaze is one of the most iconic basketball players in Australia and we are proud to be offering his signed uniform up for auction as part of our Bushfire Relief Auctions,” said Lee Hames, Chief Operations Officer of Lloyds Auctions.
The signed 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games uniform worn by Australia’s greatest-ever basketball player Andrew Gaze has been donated to the Lloyds Auctions Bushfire Relief Auction. The five-time Olympian from 1984 to 2000 has been the leading scorer for Australia in numerous Olympic and World Championship campaigns.
Playing more than 600 NBL games and the first Australian to ever play in the NCAA tournament final he is now a member of both the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame and the International FIBA Hall of Fame.
One of Australia’s greatest Australian Motor Racing Teams, Walkinshaw Andretti United, has donated an incredible package to raise funds for those affected in the current bushfire crisis.
The Melbourne based race team will put to auction their six crew and two racing suits from the 2020 racing season, along with the winning bidders name or company inside Chaz Mostert’s car, and a weekend at this year’s Bathurst 1000 with the team.
After opening in Brisbane just last week, Cirque du Soleil added a special benefit performance of their latest production Kurios on:
Thursday, 20 February at 4:00pm
to raise funds to help Red Cross emergency teams Tickets start from $80 and are available by clicking the ticket button below or calling 1800 036 685.
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A show so big it's housed under a 56 foot big top that stretches 164 feet in diameter we needed the entire Brisbane team (@chriswalker_au and @nanda_brissie) to cover it! Opening night this past Friday, the Cirque du Soleil troupe exploded onto stage with its infusion of macabre air and entrancing acts aerialists, acronet, contortion, juggling and more! Have you read our interview with Brisbane local, Nathan Dennis who returns home with the production? Also Acronet performer Andrii Bondarenko gives us insight into what life's like behind the scenes. Check out the latest article. . . Thanks to @ kathrose and team for having us 😍😍😍
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