United We Stand: Flood Relief 2011

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United We Stand – Flood Relief 2011
20/20 Cricket Match & Concert Fundraiser

11am – 7pm, Wednesday 26 January 2011
Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield

This Australia Day United We Stand is inviting people to a 20/20 cricket match followed by a concert to help raise much needed funds for those affected by the Queensland and Victorian floods

Touched by the devastation in Queensland and Victoria, and not content to idly watch on, Melbourne man Leigh Douthie, 31, has registered the charity United We Stand (T/11/1033) to help raise funds for those Australians affected. With no prior fundraising experience he hopes to raise a significant amount to help his fellow Aussies rebuild after the floods.

Commencing at 11am on Wednesday 26 January, the event is being held with the approval of Parks Victoria at Cox Oval in Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield. The oval is located on Deep Rock Road, off Yarra Bend Road (Melway reference 2D D5). Entry to the event is by gold coin donation. A barbeque, face painting for the kids, raffles and charity auction will be held along with the cricket match and concert to assist in the fundraising. All proceeds raised on the day will be donated to the Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal and Red Cross Victorian Floods Appeal.

Live entertainment from Melbourne bands Hatch it Harry and The Odd Socks with a DJ set from Freya will provide an eclectic mix of music to ensure all tastes are catered for.

Corporate support is currently being arranged along with a celebrity presence to assist in raising awareness of the event.

  • To date the following donations have been received:
  • Cox Oval and adjacent park land by Parks Victoria
  • Stage, marquees and tables by Event Hire Company
  • 2 bottles of Penfolds Grange
  • Dive with the Sharks experience at the Melbourne Aquarium
  • 10 personal training sessions
  • 1 cricket team sponsored for $500 plus shirts to wear for the match
  • 1 cricket umpire
  • All entertainment acts have donated their time

If you require further information please contact Leigh Douthie on 0448 545 906 or leigh.douthie@auspost.com.au.

3 Comments

  • This is an event much better than our Skyworks and I wish to be in Victoria to take part in a wonderful cause :D

  • A great cause and by the sounds the queenslanders are gonna need everything they can get…..I read somewhere today that it was going to take 3-4 years to clean up completely alone with a cost that is just frightening. I was just thinking as I am unable to attend what I, and others might be able to do to assist UNITED WE STAND – maybe if you are attending an Australia day function of any sort even a BBQ with family and friends, pass a hat round and donate through this or another charity……..make Australia day this year one where we can help other Aussies and have another reason to be proud of our country

  • Leigh, great stuff mate. Will get in touch regarding potential corporate support.

    @makingmemark (Irish Invaders)