Community comes together

The Mundaring branch of the bank kicked it off with a donation of $10,000.

The appeal, run in association with the Salvation Army, aims to meet the needs of the fire-ravaged community through a localised response.

Salvation Army spokesman Warren Palmer said the charity was working hard to meet immediate requirements of local residents and would then use the funds raised to support the longer-term recovery of the fire victims.

Donations can be made at any branch of the Bendigo Bank, or go online to salvationarmy.org.

Concert relief

A RAPIDLY organised Perth Bushfire Concert has been scheduled for February 9 to fundraise for those impacted by recent fires in the Hills.

The appeal received a huge response after the idea was floated on Facebook last week.

The ‘Perth Bushfire Concert February 2014’ page received more than 8000 likes before Friday.

Bands, artists and all ticketing information will be released this week.Only 2000 tickets will be available.

Organisers still need help with some aspects of the concert, which are listed on the Facebook page.

Athletics fundraiser

A BUSHFIRE relief fundraiser will be held this Friday night.

Eastern Hills Little Athletics Centre (EHLAC), made up of clubs from Greenmount, Mundaring and Mt Helena, will host the evening as part of their weekly competition.

Little Athletics canteen manager Dave Hall said that because many of the young athletes and their families reside in the area affected, the EHLAC committee wanted to help out.

‘All money spent on refreshments on Friday will be deposited at the Bendigo Bank in Mundaring and forwarded to the Salvation Army appeal,’ he said.

There will be bacon and egg rolls, hamburgers and sausages available. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will also be on offer.

The athletics events will begin at 6pm and there will be a raffle drawn at 8pm with a selection of prizes to be won.

The fundraiser will be held at the Mundaring Recreation Grounds, Mundaring Weir Road, Mundaring.

For more information, call 6469 0118 or email hallfamilyd@aol.com.

Fire hotline

The Shire of Mundaring’s Fire Hotline ” 9290 6782 ” is now open to deal with all fire-related questions.

The Brown Park Recreation Ground, on Amherst and Salisbury roads, Swan View, will likely remain open as the recovery centre for those affected until later this week. The Shire will then look to establish a location for the centre closer to Mundaring.