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Published January 8th 2020
Standing together as South Australians
The devastation of the recent bushfires is just unimaginable. Many lives, homes, crops, vines, stock, pets and wildlife had been lost. Here are some ways you can support the communities impacted by these bushfires.
Over the weekend of January the 11th and 12th, Tomich Wines will be hosting a working bee to help clean up the damage, tidy the severely affected vineyard and organise fencing for livestock. Session times are available on their website. The working bee will be held onsite at Tomich Wines on Onkaparinga Valley Road at Woodside.
On January the 12th, The Gov will be staging a bushfire benefit concert in partnership with the Aldgate Hut Community Centre. Some of the musicians in the lineup include The Yearlings Band, Ollie English, Don Morrison, and Kelly Menhennett. Tickets are $15 plus a booking fee. They are available for purchase via their website.
On January the 22nd, Coles will be hosting a trivia night fundraiser for the State Emergency Relief Fund to support the clean-up efforts of the bushfires at Cudlee Creek. The night will be filled with trivia, live music from The Drama Kings, outdoor games, auctions, and local Cudlee Creek products to sample and purchase. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at any Coles supermarket across South Australia metropolitan areas. The event will be held at Lot 100 on Chambers Road in Hay Valley.
On January the 31st, there will be a gala fundraising event at the Adelaide Convention Centre featuring a three-course dinner, auctions and entertainment. The black-tie dinner targets to raise more than $100,000 for those affected by the Kangaroo Island and Cudlee Creek bushfires. Tickets are $160 per person plus booking fees, and can be obtained online. Every dollar of the proceeds will go to the government's SA Bushfire Appeal.