Melbourne City FC is showing its support for the those affected in the Australian bushfires during the Club's upcoming Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League fixtures.
Fans, players and members of the Club will be able to show their appreciation to the the emergency service volunteers who have worked tirelessly throughout this crisis and also acknowledge the tragic loss of life in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
City will host a blockbuster double header on Saturday 18 January with Newcastle Jets at AAMI Park, which will be an opportunity for players, fans and the Club to raise some much-needed funds for those in need.
A jam-packed City square will kick off from 4:00pm at Gosch’s Paddock with a number of fundraising events, including a reptile petting zoo, silent auction, dunk tank, sausage sizzle and more!
Alongside supporting Rural Aid, who are assisting fire-affected farmers, their families and communities, and the Bushfire Disaster Appeal, supporting members of the community affected by the recent bushfires in East Gippsland, City’s players are doing their bit to support their chosen charities.
City’s W-League stars are making pledges to different charities. Lydia Williams has vowed to donate $100 for every clean sheet and $20 for every save she makes in the month of January to WIRES, helping native Australian wildlife in distress.
While Westfield Matildas duo Ellie Carpenter and Kyah Simon will donate $5 for every pass they make in City’s Round 9 W-League clash with Canberra United to Australian Red Cross.
Led by American defender Lauren Barnes, City’s Women’s side have also donated to their charities of choice, encouraging fellow footballers and members of the public to do the same on Instagram.
Club Partner Dreamstreet has also generously joined the cause, donating $2,000 to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal for every goal Melbourne City score in their next two A-League clashes with Brisbane Roar and Newcastle Jets.
Led by City’s players, the Club will also hold a silent auction ahead of next week’s double header with Newcastle at AAMI Park on Saturday 18 January. This will include a number of items and experiences, donated by the Club and its players, with all funds raised going to Rural Aid and the Bushfire Disaster Appeal.
In Round 13 of the Hyundai A-League, City raised $10,000 for the Bushfire Disaster Appeal with $2 from every ticket sold to their clash with Western United donated to the appeal.
On behalf of everyone at Melbourne City FC, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected.
You can make a donation here:
- Football for fire affected farmers - Rural Aid (ruralaid.org.au/football)
- Bushfire Disaster Appeal (www.communityenterprisefoundation.com.au/make-a-donation)
- Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Appeal (fundraise.redcross.org.au/drr)
- Buy a Bale (www.buyabale.com.au)