If there was to be a silver lining to come out of this current horrendous bushfire catastrophe, it would have to be seeing the community’s propensity for generosity.
And that generosity also extends to our local watering holes.
The Newcastle-Hunter branch of the Australian Hoteliers Association (AHA) NSW today revealed that more than 20 local venues will be making donations or holding fundraisers in support of the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal.
The venues taking part include: The Albion Hotel; Colliery Inn; Commercial Hotel Morpeth; Commonwealth Hotel; Crown & Anchor; The Dockyard; Edgeworth Tavern; Exchange Hotel; Farmer’s Hotel Vacy; George Tavern; Grain Store; Great Northern; Hotel Beatty, Gresford; Imperial Hotel; Junction Hotel; Junction Inn; Mary Ellen; Minmi Hotel, Muswellbrook Hotel; Prince Of Wales; Queens Wharf Hotel; Shoal Bay Country Club; SJs; Wangi Hotel; and the Wickham Park Hotel.
This comes after AHA NSW, in partnership with Tourism Accommodation Australia NSW this week made an immediate $250,000 donation to the St Vincent de Paul fundraising push.
AHA Newcastle-Hunter president Rolly de With said he couldn’t be more chuffed.
“We are proud to be part of a state-wide organisation which has generously donated $250,000 in support of those affected by the heart-breaking bushfires ravaging our country,” he said.
“It is also heartening to see that, on a local level, those who run our pubs and venues are also willing to dig deep and donate additional funds to the cause.
“While the Vinnies Bush Fire Appeal is our industry-selected charity, almost all of our venues have contributed to an appeal whether it is the NSW RFS, their local fire brigade or animal welfare groups, everyone is doing what they can to help.”
Head here to donate to the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal.
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