Staggering amount raised by fire concert

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Yesterday's incredible FireFightAustralia relief concert has raised over $9 million for bushfire victims. Fully story: 📷: AFP & AAP

at Sydney’s ANZ stadium over the weekend, hosted by Celeste Barber, with all ticket profits going to groups which are helping fire-ravaged communities get back on their feet.Rock behemoths Queen + Adam Lambert reprised the band’s iconic 1985 Live Aid set for the roaring crowd, with Alice Cooper, Irish favourite Ronan Keating and singer-songwriter k.d. lang also performing.John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John.

“I wanted people in Australia to know that we heard you, and that you weren’t alone,” Keating told the Seven Network. Popular Australian acts spanning generations were also on the line-up, including 5 Seconds of Summer, Amy Shark, Daryl Braithwaite, Delta Goodrem, Grinspoon, John Farnham, Lee Kernaghan, Olivia Newton-John.Jessica Mauboy. Picture: AAP Image/Joel CarrettSource:AAP, delivering a prerecorded video message on behalf of himself and wife Kate Middleton.

“Hello, everyone. Catherine and I just wanted to say that we were very shocked and saddened to see the damage and devastation caused by the bushfires recently,” Prince William said.“We want to commend the bravery and resilience of all Australians involved, particularly the volunteer firefighters who have put their lives on the line to protect lives, livelihoods and wildlife. We think that’s been a fantastic effort all ‘round by everyone down there looking after each other.

“We know there’s been lots of incredible acts of generosity as well and communities coming together to support each other.Fire Fight’s profits will be shared between the Red Cross’ disaster relief and recovery fund, rural and regional fire services and the RSPCA’s bushfire appeal.

 

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Broken country.

I can only hope that this money gets to those who were affected by the fires. It seems that of all the millions raised by the genrous Aust Public and the Govt handouts very little seems to be flowing to those in need.

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