Perth Motorplex raises more than $20,000 for bushfire appeal

Rick Gauci in the Nitro Express Chev at the Perth Motorplex last week.
Rick Gauci in the Nitro Express Chev at the Perth Motorplex last week.

PERTH petrol heads dug deep to raise more than $20,000 to help fight bushfires at the Summer Slam and Funny Car Match Race on Saturday night.

The Mandogalup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade attended the event at Perth Motorplex with two fire trucks to raise money for families of three volunteer firefighters killed on duty late last year.

Samuel McPaul, Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew O’Dwyer died fighting fires in New South Wales.

The appeal touched the hearts of the 8000 patrons and the Mandogalup team managed to raise $10,176.45.

The money will be divided equally and deposited into the NSW Rural Fire Service accounts set up for the families of the firefighters who lost their lives.

VenuesWest will also donate $8000, $1 from every ticket sold by Perth Motorplex, to Bushfire Volunteers, the peak body for Western Australia’s 20,000+ members of the state’s volunteer bush firefighter brigades.

“Our tin rattle on Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex for the families of fallen firefighters in New South Wales was a phenomenal success,” Craig Treeby, captain of the Mandogalup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, said.

“On behalf of the Mandogalup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade we give many thanks to the generous patrons and the staff at Perth Motorplex.”

For more information or if you would like to donate to the causes referred to above, please visit:

www.bushfire.org.au/

www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/general-news/featured/support-for-firefighter-families