Australia is amid one of the worst bushfire seasons to date and whilst nothing we say can heal the wounds that have been left, JMC is rallying in support by starting the year off with various fundraising activities to support the cause.
Our hearts are heavy with sadness over the devastation occurring throughout the country, impacting so many people and wildlife who have lost their homes and even their lives.
The severe condition of our nation due to the months of bushfires that have plagued Australia has brought on so much damage that a ‘state of emergency’ has been declared in NSW.
From all the loss and destruction comes a heart-warming opportunity to support our fellow friends. If you are in a fortunate position to give back, JMC have organised a few activities over the next few weeks that we’d love for you to get involved with.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Bushfire Relief Gig
JMC performers Phat Reef, Little Green, The JMC Gospel Choir, Miya Shea and Blake Williams are coming together for a very special, one-off Bushfire Relief Gig. All you have to do is mark this in your calendar, join us on the night and give us a donation at the door when you enter. You can have a great night out enjoying these incredible acts and know that all the money made on the door will be donated to the WIRES emergency fund who are supporting the poor wildlife that has been heavily affected by these horrific fires.
When – Thursday 30th January 2020
Where – The Chippo Hotel, Chippendale Sydney
Time – 6:00pm
Brisbane and Mebourne campus', keep an eye out for an announcement soon!
Merch Pop Up Stores
During Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane Open days and during JMC O-Week held the 3rd – 7th February 2020, all campus’ will be fitted with a pop up JMC merch store selling your favourite jumpers, socks, glass keep cups, USBs and water bottles. All proceeds from merch sales during this time to be donated to JMC’s Red Cross Everyday Hero site.
Admin is collecting your pre-loved t-shirts and flanno’s and handing them over to an organisation who will sew pouches from them and send onto the wildlife affected by the bushfires. Any JMC students or staff can make a donation at your campus admin to help us out with this important initiative.
Open Day Busking
If you happen to come by Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane’s February Open Days, you will notice a bunch of performers in the student lounge and common areas with collection tins next to them. Feel free to donate any spare change and enjoy the performances that will be going on throughout the day.
JMC Academy pledges to match all donations and money raised in each of these initiatives to donate to both the Red Cross and WIRES. So dig deep and let’s see how much the incredible JMC Community can raise for such an important cause. Every cent counts!are going to match the funds raised on the following pages donating to both Red Cross and Wires.
Our condolences are with everyone affected by this tragedy and we thank the volunteers and emergency services who are risking their lives.