Football fans urged to donate to bushfire appeal


Perth Glory FC is urging all football fans to dig deep and donate to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund to help the victims of the devastating Waroona and Districts bushfires, ahead of the Round 15 match against Melbourne City at nib Stadium on Saturday night.

The deadly fires have claimed two lives and have ripped through more than 70-thousand hectares across the region.

Dozens of Perth Glory members from the Peel and South-West were unable to travel to Perth for last weekend’s clash against Adelaide, due to road closures.

“The club is working closely with the City of Perth and will be rattling collection tins at the gates this weekend to help raise money for the Relief Fund” said club CEO Peter Filopoulos.

The Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund is the recognised state emergency fund and provides relief for personal hardship and distress arising from natural disasters occurring within Western Australia.

“As a club we are urging all our fans, supporters and members to give generously on the day to help the families affected by this horrific event” Filopoulos said.

The Board Chair, Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi, said the catastrophic fires razed much of the township of Yarloop, and damaged parts of Waroona.

“The Fund has been activated to raise and coordinate donations to support the victims of the fires” she said.

The fund is operated by an independent Board and donations over $2 are tax deductable.

The costs of administering the fund are absorbed by the City of Perth, so all money raised will go directly to those who need it most.

Donations to the Waroona and District Fires Appeal can be made:

• via EFT: BSB: 306-035, Account: 2014474

• over the counter at any BankWest branch or agency to the dedicated appeal account BSB: 306-035, Account: 2014474

• in person at the Customer Service counter at Council House, 27 St Georges Terrace, Perth

• on the phone via credit card on 9461 3886 during normal business hours

• by mail to LMDRF, Waroona and District Fires Appeal, City of Perth, GPO Box C120, Perth WA 6839

The process for distributing funds will be announced at a later date and will be managed in conjunction with the affected Shires.

For more information go to:

Website www.appealswa.org.au

Facebook www.facebook.com/Distress.Relief.Fund

Kick-off to Saturday night’s game is at 6.40pm.