Following the devastating fires that tore through the Adelaide Hills on Friday December 20th and the catastrophic fires that continue to burn on Kangaroo Island, stories highlighting the substantial losses suffered are now coming through. The CFS, who have been risking their lives to prevent further loss of life and to assist the community who have lost their homes (over 2000 at last count), the growers who lost their livelihoods, the wineries who were hit by the fires, the orchards, and many, many others, are all now counting the cost of the widespread destruction.
The wider community around Adelaide and SA are now coming together to fundraise for those affected, and while this isn’t a comprehensive list (yet), we’ve pulled together as many events as we can find here. To submit an event, please email [email protected]
Jan 31 – SA4SA Bushfire Appeal Gala Dinner
The highly anticipated SA4SA Bushfire Appeal Gala Dinner, set for Friday 31 January has gone on sale today, announcing a fundraising target of more than $100,000 to assist families and businesses affected by the horrific South Australian bushfires.
The black tie, SA4SA Bushfire Appeal Gala Dinner will take place at the Adelaide Convention Centre, and has a fundraising target of more than $100,000 to assist families and businesses affected by the horrific South Australian bushfires.
The night will feature a three-course dinner from sensational Adelaide chefs, a silent auction, a major auction, entertainment, and more exciting highlights.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the SA Bushfire Appeal, which was announced by the Premier yesterday. The Appeal has been set up to raise funds for people directly affected by bushfires across South Australia, from November 2019 onwards, including Kangaroo Island and Cudlee Creek. Every dollar donated to the Appeal will go directly to those impacted by the fires, with the SA Government absorbing all administration costs.
For registrations of interest to receive more info about the auction and gala: https://tinyurl.com/2020bushfiregala
For registrations of interest to donate an item/service/experience to the gala: https://tinyurl.com/2020bushfireappeal
Like the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/SA4SABushfireAppeal/
RSVP to the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2412698675649424/?notif_t=event_calendar_create¬if_id=1577494429025914
JAN 30 – Feast For The Firies Fundraiser
When: Thursday 30 Janurary, 7pm
Where: FINE and FETTLE
What: Fine Food, Local Beverages, and Live Music
Cost: $110 per person
Sit down and enjoy an evening of fine food and beverages, live music and raffle prizes. Brought to you by FINE and FETTLE and Henschke Winery, all proceeds will go directly to the SA CFS.
The money raised will be used to purchase much needed equipment to better prepare our state and regional areas from any potential fire events.
Beverages have been donated for your enjoyment by Henschke Winery, Yalumba Winery, Mismatch Brewing Company, The Hills Cider Company and The Adelaide Hills Distillery.
Hosted at FINE and FETTLE in Stepney, the seating is limited, so get in quick for an evening of fine dining and charity in an amazing ambience.
JAN 31 – Mount Lofty House Adelaide Hills Fire Relief Fund Raising Night
When: Friday 31 January – Saturday 1 February
Where: Mount Lofty House
What: Dinner & Accommodation
Cost: $1000 per person
Goal: $22,000 to be donated to State Emergency Relief Fund
Mount Lofty House will be hosting a special event to raise funds for the State Emergency Relief Fund on Friday the 31st of January to assist in raising funds desperately needed to assist in the recovery of our local community. The special event will include a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, a bottle of our Summit Blanc de Blanc Sparkling and house made cookies in the room, overnight accommodation in one of their newly refurbished luxury suites, along with a hosted 7 course degustation dinner with wine paired exclusively from Adelaide Hills wines and breakfast in the morning.
Tickets will be $1000 per person with 100% of ticket sales being donated – Mt Lofty House will be covering all costs to the State Emergency Relief Fund to assist those affected by the fires.
Tickets are limited to 22 places, and in the event that this fundraiser sells out, Mount Lofty House will be hosting a second event to support the South Australian CFS. This is a unique opportunity to assist our local community while experiencing one of the best accommodation and stay offerings in Australia. Mount Lofty House was this year awarded ‘Best Restaurant in a Hotel in Australia’, ‘Best Deluxe Hotel in SA; ‘Best Wine list in SA’, ‘Best Small Bar in SA’ along with being awarded 3 Chef Hats and 3 Glasses. * Bookings are available now via phone reservation 8339 6777 or via emailing [email protected].
FEB 1 – The Bush Concert performed by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
When: Saturday 1 February, Three sessions (11am-1, 1:30-2:30, 3-5pm)
Where: Grainger Studio, 91 Hindley Street
What: ASO additional concert
Cost: Adults $26 – Children $20 – Family $69
The Bush Concert, which is in it’s current season of the ASO offers an enchanting and captivating performance that incorporates the magical sounds of Australian native birds.
All of the proceeds will go towards SAVEM, the South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management who respond to, recover, house and treat animals in crisis.
Tickets are available now priced at $26 for adults and $20, with $69 family passes also on offer.
Select one of the three session times via this link.
FEB 1 – Mollydooker Movie Night
When: Saturday 1 February 5pm
Where: Mollydooker Wines
What: Outdoor Movie Night
Cost: $10 – $20
This year, Mollydooker Wines’ annual movie night will donate $5 from each ticket sold to the SA CFS.
The night will feature Baz Lurhmann’s critically acclaimed film, ‘Australia’, starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman.
Doors open at 5pm and the film will start at 6pm. There will be a variety of food including Sookii La La and Feisty Filomena at the event.
You will also be able to purchase Mollydooker’s wines to enjoy while you watch the film.
FEB 1 – Hains & Co 5th Birthday Party
When: Saturday 1 February, 7pm
Where: Gilbert Place
What: Drinks and an Auction
Cost: $20 entry
Hains & Co are celebrating their 5th birthday with a ‘Sailor” party, with the proceeds of the evening to be donated to the fire relief efforts to assist with bushfire recovery in South Australia.
For you $20 you will receive a drink on arrival and the chance to support the fire-aid effort.
While dressing up isn’t compulsory, a sailor’s hat will score you a free shot!
The doors open at 4pm, however, the event officially starts at 7pm and goes until late.
All the profits raised through drink sales, an auction and donations will be distributed to a variety of SA based charities.
FEB 2 – Bushfire T20 Showdown
When: Sunday February 2nd, 2:30pm
Where: Adelaide Oval
What: T20 Crows v Port Showdown
Cost: Adults $20 – Children $5 – Family $40
The South Australian sporting community is banding together to raise money for those affected by bushfires in Cudlee Creek and on Kangaroo Island.
The Adelaide Crows will play the Port Adelaide Power in an exhibition match tipped to raise $1 million for those in need.
Respective captains Rory Sloane and Tom Jonas will take the field, with each team enlisting additional help from the Adelaide Strikers.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, 14 January at 9:00am through Ticketek with 100% of the net proceeds going to the SA Bushfire Appeal.
FEB 8-9 – Gathered Design Market
When: Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th, 11am – 7pm
Where: Fabrik at The Old Woollen Mills Lobethal
What: Markets, Live Music, Food
Cost: Generous Donations to the CFS
The Lobethal Christmas edition of the Gathered Design Market has been rescheduled and increased the size of the event with the help of the Adelaide Hills Council
The Re:Gathered market hopes to bring the community together to re-generate, re-embrace, re-energise and re-gather.
The market will feature wine producers, grower and crafts from areas affected by the fires.
Donations for entry will go to the CFS, with anything else going directly to the business owners and their workers.
FEB 9 – Cudlee Creek Bushfire Benefit Concert
When: Sunday February 9th, 12-9pm
Where: National Motor Museum, Birdwood
What: Live music + Hills business showcase + local food
Cost: Your generous donation at the gates.
Throw your support behind the Cudlee Creek and broader Adelaide Hills community by enjoying a day of live music, locally sourced food, and world-class beverages.
The Bushfire Benefit Concert features a music lineup that includes the enigmatic Wanderers, the award winning Beccy Cole, and the inimitable saxophonist Adam Page.
Also on site will be a pop-up Recovery Centre, providing information and support about services that are available to help with the bushfire recovery of the Adelaide Hills area.
All proceeds raised will go to the SA Bushfire Appeal.
For more information, including the full line up of acts (with more to be announced), click here.
FEB 16 – Fire Fight Australia – Concert for National Bushfire Relief
When: Sunday 16 February, 1-10pm
Where: ANZ Stadium, Sydney
What: All-star marathon relief concert
Cost: $75 – $100
An unmissable collaboration of music legends from all around the globe has been announced in the wake of the catastrophic Australian bushfires.
The event will take place on one stage over a mammoth nine hours and will be headlined by Queen and Adam Lambert.
A total of 70,000 tickets are available with prices ranging from $75 – $100, including reserved seating and standing options.
The confirmed acts include:
Queen + Adam Lambert
… with more to be announced!
FEB 29 – Tapanappa Wines Twilight Cinema
When: Saturday 29 February, 7pm
Where: Tapanappa Estate
What: Outdoor Cinema
The inaugural Sundown Cinema night lets guest enjoy the Adelaide Hills twilight and the wide-open air on the Tapanappa Estate.
$5 from every ticket will be split between the CFS and the SA Bushfire Appeal to support those who have been impacted but the bushfires.
The night will feature the film, Sideways, winner of the 2005 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for four others.
The night celebrates Tapanappa’s 2020 grape harvest which begins shortly. The winery will be seeling some select beverages on the evening with cheese and snacks for pre-order.
Gates open at 7pm for a 9pm start.
DATE TBC – Concert For A Cause
Gold coin donation entry. Event information will be released soon. Thank you to everyone who has contacted us so far about being involved. We will contact you once we have dates and location finalised and the bushfire is declared complete and safe for the event to occur. If you wish to be involved or donate the details are as follows:
ADD YOUR EVENT: Contact [email protected]