CHARITIES THE FUNDRAISER WILL SUPPORT
We researched heavily before selecting our fundraising beneficiaries because it is important to us that the maximum amount of money you give ends up in the right hands.
With that in mind we have selected:
NSW RFS Association - Why?
Because the NSW RFS is funded by the State Government and we believe all State & Federal Governments should set up and prioritise investment into our public services like the NSW RFS, perhaps by reintroducing the carbon tax on corporate Australia's highest CO2 emitters.
Instead, we chose to support the NSW RFS Association
a not-for-profit association who represents firefighters and volunteers.
They support our volunteers in many ways including our annual Grants Program open to all NSW RFS brigades and units around the State, the sponsorship of training exercises and NSW RFS events, education scholarships, Volunteers’ Family Days, Chaplaincy, Counselling and Family Support and an Honours and Awards program.
Foodbank Australia - Why?
Because the Foodbank is in there on the front line getting it done, with the help of Lisa Messenger who is a legend. Bermagui needs food Foodbank made it happen within 24 hours.
Our intention is to get our money directly to the front line and Foodbank has seen the generosity of the community provide emergency relief items but they need money to keep the wheels turning!
Friends of the Koala Lismore
Because the Northern Rivers experienced fires in the north, south and south-west in November. Friends of the Koala are still working on rehabilitating koala's who were injured during the fires, they also take in some of the largest numbers of native wildlife year-round mostly injured by passing traffic.