Bears' Red Cross Drive for Bushfire Relief

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The UTS North Sydney Bears are calling on our members and supporters to help the Australian Red Cross as they provide aid to bushfire affected communities. 

You can support the cause in two ways:

  1. Make a set donation. Click here to donate now.
  2. Pledge to donate a Bears’ related amount.You could donate a dollar for each wicket our players claim against Manly, Gordon and UNSW this weekend. If you are a former player, you could pledge a dollar for each wicket you took for the Bears, or each run you scored (if you are feeling particularly generous – or you had a Bruce Reid-esque batting record). Click here to make your pledge, and be as creative as you want. 

Please share this campaign with your friends and family and help support this great cause.

Why the Red Cross?

The Australian Red Cross provides on the ground support to victims of natural disasters around Australia. As part of their current aid, the Red Cross are providing emergency grants of up to $5,000 to those who have lost their homes in the bushfires.

The Australian Red Cross has the capacity to ensure donations can be used to help those in need. The Red Cross’ operations are ongoing and the wider federation has provided support during wars and humanitarian and natural disasters for over 100 years.

Why Facebook?

Facebook’s philanthropy platform, provided through PayPal, is one of the few online platforms that does not charge fees on fundraisers to charities. As such, your full donation will get to the Australian Red Cross.

Your donation is also tax deductible through Facebook’s platform. A receipt will be sent to the primary email address linked to your Facebook account. You can also access your payment by clicking the arrow on the top right corner, then Settings, then the Payments option on the left of the page.

I don’t have Facebook but want to help

If you don’t have a Facebook account but still want to contribute, you can make a donation direct to the Australian Red Cross using this link.