Darwin Waterfront Corporation

Disaster relief and recovery

Let’s help Australian's get back on their feet after the bushfires

The Darwin Waterfront Corporation is fundraising for Red Cross's disaster relief and recovery, which will help support communities affected by bushfires across the country. 

Dealing with an emergency can be stressful and exhausting. Recovering from a disaster is a complex process that may take months, even years to overcome. Red Cross supports people through their recovery by being there to provide practical and emotional support and information.

Please help donating to the Darwin Waterfront Corporation's fundraising page or by buying a ticket to the Wave Lagoon on the Australia Day long weekend (Saturday 25 to Monday 27 January 2020). Every dollar from every ticket sale into the Wave Lagoon over that weekend will be donated to the appeal.

 

Support bushfire-affected communities this Australia Day at the Darwin Waterfront

 

Every dollar from every ticket sale into the Wave Lagoon over the Australia Day long weekend (25 to 27 January 2020) will be donated to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery to support communities affected by bushfires across the country.

“This Australia Day we want to do our part to help get Australians back on their feet after the bushfires,” Sam Burke, General Manager, Darwin Waterfront Corporation said.

“On Australia Day we celebrate what’s great about this amazing country; and one of our greatest attributes is that we unite together in times of disaster to support those most in need.”

 “$18 gets a family of five all day entry into the lagoon, while children (under 15 years) and seniors are $5 each and adults are $7. Every dollar will go straight to the Red Cross.”

“If you haven’t tried our Aqua Fitness classes, Australia Day weekend is the perfect opportunity. Classes are held at 8.30am on Sunday before the Wave Lagoon opens and costs (adults $12, children $8) includes all day entry into the lagoon.”

“If you can’t get to the Wave Lagoon over the long weekend, you can still donate via the Red Cross webpage and every donation over $2 is tax deductable.”

Trampoline Gelato will donate $1 from every gelato cup sold over the weekend, and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility will also donate $1 for every entry ticket sold via the admissions area.

Other ways in which Waterfront businesses are raising money is listed in the attachment to this release.

Funds raised over the weekend will support the Red Cross’s Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund which includes recovery programs, practical support and emergency grants for communities affected by the ongoing bushfires.

Since July 2019, Red Cross teams have responded to 30 emergencies (some of which have been going for up to 6 weeks) and supported over 18 600 people, through the efforts of more than 1 590 volunteers and staff.

Donations can be made via the Australian Red Cross:

Online at:                  https://fundraise.redcross.org.au/fundraiser/darwinwaterfront

Or by calling:           1800 733 276

For more information about the fundraiser over the Australia Day long weekend, follow the 'Darwin Waterfront' Facebook page.

 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$2.44k

Darwin Waterfront Corporation

Sunday 26 January 2020 — Wave Lagoon ticket sales.

$1.88k

Darwin Waterfront Corporation

Monday 27 January 2020 — Wave Lagoon ticket sales.

$1.63k

Darwin Waterfront Corporation

Saturday 25 January 2020 — Wave Lagoon ticket sales.

$1,000

Alastair Shields

In the NT, we experienced incredible generosity from Australians after Cyclone Tracy in 1974. It’s our turn to reciprocate.

$794

Trampoline Gelato Darwin Waterfront

794 cups of gelato sold over long weekend.

$500

Phuong Fraser

Sending helps to those that are affected by the bushfire crisis.

$110

Rfds Darwin Tourist Facility

$52.20

Paola Mccarthy

Thinking of all Australian affected by bushfires.

$30.05

Darwin Waterfront Corporation

Donations received at kiosk via donation box.

$20

Anonymous