Ireland Internationals Set Up Friendly Competition To Help Raise Money & Aid Bushfire Crisis In Australia

Try time.

Ireland internationals Craig Gilroy and Jacob Stockdale have both pledged to donate £50 to Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery every time they score a try this season to help aid the bushfire crisis in Australia.

This year’s bushfires in Australia have been devastating. More than 20 people and about half a billion animals, by one estimate, have lost their lives as the fires have burned through millions of acres.

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Bushfires occur annually in Australia, but severe weather conditions have contributed to a season worse than the region has seen in decades. And the Australian summer has just begun.

Their donations will help Red Cross give people the support they need in disasters, whenever and wherever they happen.

This includes:

  • Recovery programs and emergency assistance in communities affected by disasters like bushfires, heat, floods cyclones and other emergencies.
  • Helping people and communities prepare for disasters and protect what matters most.
  • Training, equipment, logistics and coordination of their volunteers.

If you would like to make a donation to the cause you can do so here. Remember – no matter how small the donation, it all adds up.