PERTH’S northern suburbs communities continue to show their generosity to help with recovery efforts for the devastating bushfires in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
Myriad fundraisers have popped up, including many run by children, and there is no shortage of people ready to give their support.
These are some of the charitable events held over the weekend:
Stirling siblings Bailey (9) and Matilda (6) raised $1319 for the NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES).
The pair used $20 each they received at Christmas to buy ice creams they sold outside their home on Saturday.
Father Dylan Smith said the small project quickly gained momentum and they had to buy more ice creams.
“At one point there were cars parked up both sides of the road while nearby neighbours took the opportunity to walk creating a small queue,” he said.
“Others decided not to hold up traffic and handed money out of their windows without stopping.”
A group of friends from Kapinara Primary School in City Beach made their own craft items to sell.
Year 4 students Samantha Little, Arabella Taylor, Cameron Schmidt, Jessica Klomfass and Ella Moulynox collected $243.25 for the Animal Rescue Collective to help animals affected by the bushfires.
Carine resident Conrad Liveris organised a community barbecue on Saturday.
People gathered at Carine Open Space to share in a barbecue, with support from Torre Butchers and Bakers Delight in Warwick.
The event raised $1100 for the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund and Rural Fire Service NSW.