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.
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Home & Away Star Lincoln Lewis Donates Memorabilia to Bushfire Relief Auction Lincoln donates Home and Away ‘Beachside Diner’ memorabilia sign autographed by the cast including Chris Hemsworth’s signature to the Lloyds Bushfire Relief Auction. . . “When the fires happen, I immediately thought how can I contribute and I know that this piece is a part of Home and Away history, this is a part of a show that has been around for so long,” Lincoln said. . . “I want to raise as much money as I can, so I would love anyone to jump on and bid for it, 100% of the funds go to charity so hopefully we can just raise as much money as we possibly can,” Lincoln continued. . . “Every time I think about it, I look back and smile about this time of my life and the people I’ve worked with and the people that have done so much for Australian television. As much as I love this, I’m more than happy for it to raise some money for those that need it,” Lincoln continued. Just a few names to mention from the cast include Ray Meagher, Lynne Mcgranger, Ada Nicodemou, Tessa James, Jodi Gordon, Esther Anderson and Peter Phelps just to name a few. In recent days Lincoln even reached out to former Summer Bay resident Chris Hemsworth to get his autograph to help raise funds for the Bushfires, and he was more than happy to do so. “I have a lot to do with a few different animal organisations so I would love to donate the proceeds of this item to Wires. Everyone is feeling the impact and with the animals there is so much displacement and I would love to do my bit for them,” said Lincoln. . . #australianbushfires #australianredcross #homeandaway #sydneylocal #sydneyinfluencer #sydneyactor #disasterrelief #lloydsauctions #channel7 #homeandawayfans #lincolnlewis #nswbushfires #bushfiresnsw #nswfires #qldbushfires #auspol #redcrossvolunteer #sydney
“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.
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From rallying their old castmates of The Amazing Race for a reunion, to a secret piece of Summer Bay Diner memorabilia that survived on Home and Away, to Andrew Gaze's olympic uniform from 1984, Melbourne based racing team WAU donating memorabilia and a weekend motorsport experience, to a special Brisbane benefit performance of Cirque du Soleil's Kurios – here's some of the ways you can help support the busfire relief efforts. Check out the latest article to make your bid or buy a ticket . . . #nswbushfires #qldbushfires #sydney #melbourne #brisbane #community #bushfireappeal #charity #sydneymardigras #whatmatters #gaysydney #sydneytownhall #cirquedusoleil #kurios #brisbanelocal #sydneylocal #auction #lloydsauction
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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