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UTS Day of Action for Bushfires

31 January


We are devastated to hear about the Australian bushfires that have torn through our country and its disastrous impact on our bushland, wildlife and homes.

125 billion animals are feared to have been killed, 25 people have lost their lives, and countless volunteer firefighters have put their lives on hold to battle the fires and protect the country. The damage will take time, money, and resources to rebuild and we want to do all we can to support this.

On Friday 31 January we’ll come together as a community to raise funds for the bushfires.

Coffee for a Cause

7am-7pm – The Terrace
The Terrace café will be donating all proceeds from coffees and hot drinks sold on the day to our nominated charities.

Stockmarket in the Food Court
Coffee and tea for a gold coin donation – with all proceeds going to the nominated charities.

Unibros in the Food Court
$1 from every meatbox, kebab and plate sold donated to the bushfire appeal.

Welcome Choir singing

3.30-5pm – Level 3 concourse. Building 1
A fun all ages, all abilities opportunity to connect, build empathy and share a feel good experience! Come and sing ‘Throw your arms around me’ by Hunters and Collectors. (learn with everyone else on the day). Gold coin donation with all proceeds going to the nominated charities. All welcome.

Evening: Bands Next Door UTS Bushfire Appeal

UTS, ActivateUTS, and 2ser have banded together to host a special Bands Next Door with live music, a sausage sizzle, and drinks. The event is free to attend however you will have the opportunity to donate at the door, plus you can purchase beers and sausages throughout the night with all the proceeds going towards the nominated charities.

When: 5 – 11pm
Where: The Loft
Who: The Tokyo Sell, Fingermae, Sounds Like Winter, Syntax Error

More details about the gig here.

All proceeds will be going to the below charities.

Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal
FRRR makes grants to local not-for-profit groups for community-led projects that address the most pressing needs that emerge 12-18 months after a disaster event.

WIRES is rescuing and caring for as many sick, injured and orphaned native animals as possible. In December, WIRES 1300 line received over 20,000 calls and volunteers attended over 3,300 rescues.

Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities
The aim of the Fire Relief Fund is to offer culturally sensitive and direct support to some of the First Nation communities that have been affected by the bushfires.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please visit the charities websites directly to donate.


31 January