What Businesses Are Doing To Help The Victims Of The Bushfires

January 14, 2020

 

Businesses Australia wide are showing their support by raising funds for the Australian bushfires, take a look at some of the business and benefits pledging to support.

CINEMAS AUSTRALIA WIDE

Two dollars from every ticket sold at the vast majority of Australian cinemas on Sunday January 19 will be donated to three charities that are supporting bushfire relief efforts.

The fund-raising campaign will be a collective effort by the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia, National Association of Cinema Operators, Australian Independent Distributors Association and Independent Cinemas Australia.

FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA – NSW BENEFIT CONCERT

Unofficial face of the Australian bushfire crisis Celeste Barber will host a nine hour benefit concert in Sydney next month to raise money for those affected by the disaster.

“Fire Fight Australia”, to be held from 1pm at ANZ Stadium on February 16, has signed on the likes of Queen and Adam Lambert, Alice Cooper, KD Lang and iconic Australian artists such as Grinspoon, Olivia Newton-John, Hilltop Hoods, Delta Goodrem, John Farnham and Tina Arena.

Tickets go on sale Monday from 12:00pm AEDT HERE. 

Featuring – Queen, k.d. lang, Amy Shark, Baker Boy, Conrad Sewell, Daryl Braithwaite, Delta Goodrem, Grinspoon, Guy Sebastian, Hilltop Hoods, Icehouse, Illy, Jessica Mauboy, John Farnham, Lee Kernagahn ,Olivia Newton-John, Peking Duk, Pete Murray, Tina Arena, William Barton ,and more

RAISE ‘EM UP – QLD BENEFIT CONCERT

Saturday 25 January – The Tivoli, Brisbane

Featuring- Matt Corby, Megan Washington, The Kite String Tangle, Ngaiire, Rohin Jones (the Middle East), The Riot, Asha Jefferies, DJ Black Amex, Loki Liddle, The Ancient Bloods, Motus Project, YT Dingo, and more.

DOWN TO EARTH- VIC BENEFIT CONCERT

Wednesday 26 February – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (sold out)

Angus & Julia Stone, Briggs, Gang of Youths, Jack River, Tash Sultana, Thelma Plum

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL 

KURIOS is the 11th Cirque du Soleil production to visit Australia in the past 20 years, and is home to 14 Australian artists and staff. Our connection to this amazing country and its talented people runs deep. Cirque du Soleil will support the Australian Red Cross Disaster and Recovery fund with a special matinee benefit performance on Thursday, 20 February at 4:00pm to raise funds to help Red Cross emergency teams continue to support Australians in the wake of these devastating fires.

COCA-COLA

Coca-Cola announces special edition ‘Share a Coke with the Firies’ cans alongside a range of initiatives

Coca-Cola is launching a limited-edition version of its ‘Share a Coke with’ cans, celebrating the Australian firefighters who have been working tirelessly throughout the bushfire crisis.

The ‘Share a Coke with the Firies’ cans were announced alongside a range of donations to be made by The Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Australia and Coca-Cola Amatil. The cans will not be available for sale,  but donated straight to firefighters, volunteer fire organisations and fire-affected communities.

 

More major bushfire donors

Donor/s Amount
Andrew Forrest’s Minderoo Foundation $70m
Paul Ramsay Foundation $30m
Crown/The Packers $5m
NAB $5m
Coles $4m
Leonardo DiCaprio via Earth Alliance $3.4m
AFL $2.5m
BHP $2m
Westpac $1.5m
Woolworths $1.5m
Australian NBA stars $1m+
Commonwealth Bank $1m
ANZ $1m
Rio Tinto $1m
Orica $1m
Pratt Foundation $1m
John and Pauline Gandel $1m
Elton John $1m
Chris Hemsworth $1m
Kylie Jenner $1m
Hains family via Portland House Foundation $1m
The Perich Group $1m
Auction for Shane Warne’s baggy green cap (purchased by the Commonwealth Bank) $1m
Metallica $750k
Lewis Hamilton $730k approx
Kylie and Dannii Minogue $500k
Justin Hemmes $500k
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban $500k
Pink $500k
Bette Midler $500k
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis $500k