As a sign of support to those affected by the State’s devastating bushfire season, Aligned Leisure staff, members and the community stood united on January 9th in an active effort to raise much-needed funds for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
With all Aligned Leisure sites across the State uniting for the cause, over $10,000 funds were raised through the overwhelming support and generosity displayed by those who attended one of the various fundraising activities and events held on the day, including the donation of $2 from every casual entry and all new membership joining fees to the Appeal.
Aligned Leisure’s Group Operations Manager, Simon Bryson, wish to thank everyone who came out in support of the day by participating in the fundraising events.
“It was incredible to see the number of people who joined us to raise these much-needed funds, with numbers far exceeding our expectations. Thank you to everyone who displayed such kindness and generosity in helping those who are struggling through these terrible events” said Mr Bryson.
All funds raised from the day will be donated to the official Victorian Bushfire Appeal with 100% of this money going directly to those who are now sadly facing the difficult task of rebuilding their lives and this great State following the loss of loved ones, homes, property and livestock.
“We send our sincerest condolences to the individuals, families and communities that have been directly impacted by these devastating events, and are keeping those working on the frontline to control these fires in our thoughts” said Mr Bryson.
For those still wishing to contribute to the Appeal, collection tins will continue to be available at all Aligned Leisure locations or donations can be made online via the official Victorian Bushfire Appeal website at: https://www.communityenterprisefoundation.com.au/make-a-donation/bushfire-disaster-appeal/