Man and his wife owners, checking burned and ruined house and yard after fire, consequences of fire disaster accident. Ruins after fire disaster.
Man and his wife owners, checking burned and ruined house and yard after fire, consequences of fire disaster accident. Ruins after fire disaster.

Bushfire relief

Red Cross: The Red Cross is supporting the bushfire relief and the communities throughout Australia affected by fires. You can donate to the Red Cross disaster appeal at redcross.org.au

Vinnies: Vinnies is on the ground helping people as they deal with the immediate aftermath of fires, and will continue to assist long-term as they rebuild their lives. Visit donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal-nsw to see how you can help.

Salvation Army: The Salvos are raising funds for disaster relief to support bushfire-affected communities. To donate, call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) or visit salvationarmy.org.au

WIRES: Many animals have been injured, killed or lost their natural habitats due to the fires. WIRES is providing support to displaced and injured wildlife. Visit wires.org.au to donate

GIVIT donation of the week: Fuel vouchers

Recipient: People who are affected by the devastating bushfires. This charity is working in the frontline to support people impacted by the devastating fires. Some people have lost everything, having left their properties with just the clothes on their back. Your donation of fuel vouchers will help these brave people get back on their feet during this traumatic time. Delivery options: Donations can be dropped off. To donate, visit givit.org.au/items-needed, search “fuel voucher” and select requests located in ACT. After you pledge the item, you will be contacted by the relevant charity to arrange drop-off. GIVIT supports over 250 charities across the Capital Region by matching your quality items with people who need them most.

Braidwood Book Fair

The ever-popular Braidwood Book Fair will be held over the Australia Day long weekend, Friday 24 to Monday 27 January 9am-5pm. There will be a huge variety of books plus DVDs, CDs, records and magazines. Donations are welcome and may be left at the National Theatre after 9am Thursday 23 January or earlier by arrangement. This is a Braidwood Community event organised by the Anglican Parish of Braidwood. More info: call 0418 291 141 or email braidwoodbookfair@gmail.com.


Youth choir auditions


Woden Valley Youth Choir is auditioning during January for high school aged people interested in joining the choir. Having just celebrated its 60th year in 2019, the choir is particularly keen to grow Centauri Voices, its choir for young men with changed or changing voices. Cracks and squeaks are all welcome as our experienced and enthusiastic conductor eases young men through their changing voices in a supportive non-judgemental environment. Girls and boys with treble voices can audition for the flagship choir, Australis Voices. More info: visit wvyc.org.au, email info.wvyc@gmail.com or call 1300 599 655.

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