The City of Perth is encouraging Western Australians to come together on Australia Day to build community spirit, show support and raise money for fellow Australians in bushfire affected areas.
As part of the City of Perth Australia Day Skyworks, the City is working with event partners to raise awareness and coordinate fundraising for Australian bushfires in the lead up to and on the day.
“Our deepest sympathies are with those Australians and their families who continue to be affected by the bushfires in many parts of Australia. We understand the emotional turmoil these fires have caused for the community,” Chair Commissioner Andrew Hammond said.
“The City of Perth Skyworks is the biggest Australia Day event in the country. Let us use this event to build community spirit and show our support for our fellow Australians.”
Fundraising volunteers will be encouraging Skyworks attendees to donate as much as they can on the day via cash or EFTPOS methods to help those in need.
The City will also work with Skyworks partners to recognise the victims of the fires at the event and to come together in solidarity for our mates over east.
In addition, City of Perth Commissioners will discuss donating to national bushfire appeals and are encouraging Western Australians to donate to existing authorised State-based appeals that support the national bushfire disaster (listed below).
Honourable Premier of Western Australia Mark McGowan MLA said he was supportive of the City of Perth’s fundraising efforts.
“I welcome the City of Perth’s effort to turn Skyworks 2020 into a huge fundraising event to support those impacted by the fires,” he said.
“As I have said, Western Australia stands ready to support the bushfire relief efforts in any way we can. We know Western Australians love the Skyworks, with hundreds of thousands of people expected to attend.
“The event creates an opportunity for attendees to make a donation to support those in need. The support from the community has been outstanding, and I look forward to seeing Western Australians dig deep as part of Skyworks 2020.”
State-based appeals supporting the national bushfire disaster:
General disaster funds:
People are encouraged to research charities before donating.
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