Media Release - Thursday, 21 November 2019
Cumberland Council will host a series of fundraising barbecues to support those affected by the country’s devastating bushfires.
To kick off the appeal Cumberland Council has donated $15,000.
Mayor for Cumberland, Steve Christou encouraged residents to participate in the events and donate to the Bushfire Appeal.
“A state of emergency was declared in NSW with several regions badly hit by raging bushfires,” Mayor Christou said.
“Lives have been lost. Homes, property and wildlife have perished in these bushfires – it’s just devastating. These communities need our help and we can provide help through disaster relief.
“As Australians we band together in a disaster, we unite and as a Council and a community, we can do our bit to help get bushfire-affected communities through this.”
Mayor Christou and his wife Josephine will attend the fundraisers where they will actively be manning the barbecue along with Councillors.
Event details are as follows:
Monday 25 November 2019 (11.30am – 1pm)
Lidcombe Shopping Centre,
92 Parramatta Road, Lidcombe
Tuesday 26 November 2019 (11.30am – 1pm)
McFarlane Street Car Park, Merrylands
(Opposite Stockland Merrylands Shopping Centre)
Friday 29 November 2019 (11.30am – 1pm)
Wenty Leagues Car Park,
50 Smith Street, Wentworthville
Monday 2 December 2019 (11.30am – 1pm)
Auburn Central Forecourt,
Queen Street, Auburn
Tuesday 3 December 2019 (11.30am – 1pm)
Pemulwuy Marketplace Car Park,
Butu Wargun Drive, Pemulwuy
Saturday, 7 December 2019 (11.30am to 1pm)
6 Louis Street, Granville
These barbecues are being delivered by Cumberland Council with support from Lidcombe Shopping Centre, Auburn Central Shopping Centre and Woolworths Auburn and Granville.
All funds raised will be donated to The Salvation Army’s Disaster Relief to assist communities affected by the devastating bushfires in NSW and Queensland.