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We’ve been devastated to watch the ongoing coverage of the widespread bushfires. Have you been wondering how you can help?

We will be donating $10 for every new patient we see during the month of January directly to one of the bushfire appeals.
We are starting with the NSW Rural Fire Brigade! https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volunteer/support-your-local-brigade

So if you have a friend or family member who’s been putting off a physio appointment, now is a great time to do it!

If you would like to personally help with the cause, see the many ways to help or donate here :

Bendigo Bank Bushfire Appeal https://www.bendigobank.com.au/appeals/bushfire-appeals/
Bendigo Bank’s charitable arm has established a nationwide fund and six other funds for each state. All money will go to those who have lost everything for immediate relief.

Kangaroo Island Mayor’s Relief Fund (Endorsed by SA Govt)https://www.kangarooisland.sa.gov.au/…/ki-mayoral-relief-an…

The State Emergency Relief Fund (SERF) has also been launched for those affected by the Adelaide Hills fires at Cudlee Creek and beyond.https://dhs.sa.gov.au/services/disaster-recovery/accordion-11

Donations can be made to the state-funded rural fire services. Some states allow pledges to individual brigades.

* Victoria: CFA https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/about/supporting-cfa

* NSW: NSW RFS https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volunteer/support-your-local-brigade

* South Australia: CFS https://cfsfoundation.org.au/donate

* Queensland: RFBAQ https://www.rfbaq.org/donate-to-rfbaq

Celeste Barber’s Facebook Donation Page https://www.facebook.com/officialcelestebarber/

Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donate
Donations are being accepted through the general disaster relief fund, which goes to helping those affected by bushfires, heat, floods, cyclones and other emergencies.

Salvation Army https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/…/disast…/bushfires-latest/
The Salvos are providing meals to evacuees and first-responders through the Salvos bushfire appeal.

St Vincent de Paul https://donate.vinnies.org.au/…/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal…
Vinnies is helping with bills, clothing, bedding and food through the Vinnies bushfire appeal.

Don’t forget our Wildlife
NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES).

Mogo Zoo and the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital have both set up GoFundMe pages, raising $50,000 and $3.1 million respectively.

Donations can be made through Mogo Zoo Fire Recovery or Port Macquarie Koala Hospital on GoFundMe.com.

South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM) has been activated to manage the wildlife rescue effort and is working with other groups in fire-affected regions.

Donations can be made to here or the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park on GoFundMe.com.

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