Wednesday, January 8, 2020
DVCA Bushfire Appeal
Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the devastation caused by the bushfires across the country.
With this in mind, the DVCA Executive would like to instigate a fund-raising initiative to support our local CFA brigades who have been involved in fighting the fires in Victoria. We as a cricket community have the power to raise funds to support our local community & our brave CFA members.
The DVCA Executive will be starting with a $1000 donation. We ask all clubs, if they wish to be involved, that a gold coin donation program be instigated to collect funds during the next round of cricket on 11 & 18 January. Clubs are also able to make a donation if they so wish.
The DVCA Executive members will be able to collect funds from the clubs in the week of 21 January.
We are also aware of clubs who have initiated their own programs to support the bushfire ravaged communities.
Below is a list of what clubs are doing to support in their own way:
Epping Cricket Club are collecting goods such as drinking water, sports drinks, toiletries, linen & clothing to take to Wodonga on 12 January. The Epping rooms will be open to accept donations Thursday 9 Jan & Saturday 11 Jan. They will also be playing a fundraiser T20 match against the Epping Football Club. For further details, please follow the link to their Facebook page
Banyule Cricket Club will also be holding a fundraiser at their rooms during the game on Saturday 18 Jan with all funds raised going to Foodbank Australia. All are welcome, for more information please follow the link to their Facebook page
The Mernda Cricket and Football Clubs will be playing a fundraising T20 match between the two clubs to raise funds. For more information please follow the link to their Facebook page
Laurimar Cricket Club will also be playing a T20 match against the Laurimar Football Club to raise funds. They will also be holding a movie night at their clubrooms to raise funds. For more information please follow the link to their Facebook page
Heidelberg Cricket Club will be filling a truck full of goods on January 18 to donate to the communities affected by the fires. More information can be found on their Facebook page
Riverside Cricket Club will be donating 100% of their bar and canteen takings from this Saturday 11 January 2020. Please ensure you support if you can.
Lalor Stars Cricket Club will be donating $1 from every drink sold over the bar for the month of January.
Greensborough Cricket Club will be a T20 fundraiser against the Watsonia Football Club on Thursday January 23 and will also play a T20 fundraiser with the Greensborough Football Club, Plenty Valley Super Rules and Greensborough Auskick on Sunday February 9. More information can be found on their Facebook page
We will continue to update this post with more club initiatives as they come to hand and also share on the DVCA Facebook page