The needs of bushfire first responders and victims are great and varied and it’s our member clubs who help when and where they can!

The needs of bushfire first responders and victims are great and varied and it’s our member clubs who help when and where they can!

As the bushfire crisis continues, our thoughts are with all who have been impacted by the bushfires and our gratitude goes to the emergency service workers and disaster recovery organisations, whose courage and dedication to protect and restore their communities is extraordinary.

Here are some stories we have received so far from member clubs.

Coffs Coast Bushfires

C.ex Group extends our gratitude to all organisations and individuals who assisted during the bushfires on the Coffs Coast late last year.

C.ex Group is pleased that we were able to assist as evacuation centres and it was amazing to see how many people reached out to offer their time, support and goods for community members impacted by the fires. Many sandwiches, hot meals, water deliveries, temporary beds, pet care packs and toiletry packs passed through our doors and the community spirit was absolutely amazing.

Many of our C.ex Community Crew volunteers assisted with the sorting of donated goods at the designated donation centre and we also had two of our team members that are RFS Volunteers assist during the bushfires locally.

A special thanks must go to all volunteers and emergency personnel including the Australian Red Cross, NSW SES, Hit105.5 Coffs Coast, Hope for the Homeless – Coffs Harbour Inc., Nexus Gym Woolgoolga, Woolworths Woolgoolga, Global Brands Liquor, Norco Milk, Coles Express, Coca-Cola Australia, Shez’s Family Daycare, Bishop Druitt, Woolgoolga Sikh Community, Lisa Nichols, Dean Evers, Jodi Radford, our own C.ex Community Crew volunteers and of course the NSW RFS – Mid North Coast Team who were on the front line protecting lives, homes and property.

The Rally Australia Bushfire Benefit Concert held at C.ex Coffs in November, headlined by ARIA hall of famers Dragon and supported by local artists raised an impressive $9,663 for the Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund. C.ex Group is proud to have dollar matched this amount, seeing a donation of $19,328 made to this incredible charity. The funding has and will continue to be used to support bushfire evacuation and recovery centres, operation of service registers to find and reunite families during emergencies, the training and mobilisation of volunteers, assisting communities to prepare for and recover from disasters and supplying information and support to those affected.

Thank you to everyone who attended the benefit concert and made a donation!

Blacktown Workers Club Group’s bushfire donation

In the face of an unprecedented bushfire crisis throughout its home state of New South Wales, and around the entire country, Blacktown Workers Club Group has made a significant donation to the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Blacktown Workers Club Group CEO, Frank Raiti, today announced a donation to the NSW RFS of $56,434. When asked about the amount, he responded, “The unusual amount represents a $1 donation on behalf of our 56,434 loyal club members.”

“We wanted to ensure we made our members feel included in this donation. It is due to their continued loyalty to our clubs that it is possible for us to make this contribution to the team of volunteers that are out there fighting for us during these horrific events.”
Frank stated, “On behalf of our Board of Directors, management and staff, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by these unprecedented disastrous bushfires.”


Other stories;

Muswellbrook RSL Golf Club and Titan staging community fun day to help local NSW Rural Fire Service brigades

FSMC in partnership with Bernardis assisting our local Rural Fire Service volunteers