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 firstname.lastname@example.org.