Club donating money to bushfire relief

Posted on Monday, 3 February 2020

Canterbury League Club will be donating $71,136.51 to the bushfire appeal after fundraising through several worthwhile initiatives around the Club.

Whilst January heralded a new year for many, the thought of communities who continue to be affected by drought and bushfires weighed heavily on everyone’s minds. Wanting to assist, Canterbury kicked off the bushfire appeal by joining forces with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs to commit $50,000 to the cause.

Donation boxes were placed around Canterbury, The Lakemba Club and Moxon Sports Club and they quickly filled up due to the generosity of members and staff. Members also had the option of donating at the food and beverage outlets by rounding up their bills to the nearest dollar.

On the first weekend in February Canterbury partnered with M&J Chickens, Lion and Will & Co to provide additional funds with $5 from every chicken schnitzel, $5 from selected beers and $1 from every coffee sold at the Bakehouse donated to the bushfire appeal.

To top it all off, every dollar donated from Members throughout this period was matched by Canterbury’s Board up to $10,000, bringing the total donation amount to $71,136.51.

“We are deeply saddened by the bushfires taking hold of our country and the devastating effect on communities, wildlife and our firefighters,” said George Coorey, Chairman of Canterbury League Club.

“From board level to members to staff – everyone rallied together and chipped in donations – it’s amazing to see how much we can accomplish for the bushfire-affected community when we come together. Thank you to everyone who donated.”