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Swan Aid


As you are probably aware, this past weekend has seen the worst bushfires in Australian history hit the state of Victoria. At least 125 people have lost their lives, and many more are in a serious or critical condition in hospital. The death toll is expected to exceed 230. More than 750 homes have been destroyed. Over 330,000 hectares of land have been razed to the ground.


Maia, Grant and Jaunita are hosting a BBQ event on Valentine’s Day afternoon/evening in order to fundraise and collect donations to support the Australia wide relief effort in support of people who have been affected by the bushfires.


Come along to our informal event, and help us to reach out to the affected people and make a difference for them and their communities.


RSVP’s are appreciated but not absolutely essential – if you’re unsure send us an email/give us a call.


For more information, you can read the Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Victorian_bushfires) or the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's news website for more up-to-date info (http://www.abc.net.au/news).


Event details:



The picnic area at the South end of the South Perth Esplanade (access from Ray or Mends street and turn right)

Date: 14th February, 2009 (Valentine’s Day)

Time: 4pm onwards

We’ll provide: Refreshing drinks! (of the non alcoholic variety)

What to bring: Bring any food you’d like to partake of. Also, please bring something however small to donate towards the relief effort. Details on donations below.


Jaunita Landéesse – 0439354992 or transcendancing@gmail.com

Grant Watson - 0430223604 or fanboy@gmail.com


Details for fundraising and donations:

Visit here for more info


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 9th, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
I'd also like to urge people to donate to http://wildlifevictoria.org.au/ as well, as many of their shelters were destroyed and they are currently trying to rescue and rehabillitate many native animals injured by these fires.
Feb. 9th, 2009 07:13 am (UTC)
If people are looking at buying things to donate, bestbuy do the generic school uniform gear in those aforementioned colours.
Feb. 9th, 2009 09:41 am (UTC)
The Salvos specifically told me tonight _not_ to donate goods to be transported to Victoria, that cash is what is needed. They are accepting secondhand goods donations as usual for local sale to raise money. The Red Cross is also saying "Do not donate goods" ontheir website. Did they tell you differently?
Feb. 9th, 2009 09:49 am (UTC)
Feel free to email or telephone either of the organisers and I am sure you and they can sort out what we're supposed to do.
Feb. 9th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
I got my info from the information sent to an email list I'm on - I edited out the furniture and stuff because of the distance, but haven't heard anything about goods otherwise. Am looking now - this is part of the annoyance of not being able to see LJ at work.
Feb. 9th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
I also know of several relief efforts that are coordinating the transportation of goods, so I will be in contact with them, or lead on with something different if need be.
Feb. 9th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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