By Jessica Micallef
Scott Trezise is doing his bit to raise much needed funds in the aftermath of the Victorian bushfires.
The Riddells Creek resident is busily organising a fundraiser event for BlazeAid – an organisation that works with families in rural Australia after natural disasters, including the horrific fires in East Gippsland.
Mr Trezise said a conversation with his wife encouraged him to get the ball rolling for the event.
“I felt pretty hopeless, reading all the things that were going on and looking at photos,” he said. “I said to her ‘Do you reckon I can organise a fundraiser?’ and it started from there.”
The fundraiser next month will have something for everyone, including music, a jumping castle and a little something for our four legged friends.
“There’ll be two Jim’s Dog washes so people can bring their dogs and get a wash,” Mr Trezise
said. “There’ll be coffee vans. There’ll be some food trucks.
“We’ve had local businesses donate items for our raffle and we’ve got things to auction off.
“Hopefully we’ll get one of the trucks from the CFA at Riddells Creek.
“It’s just a day that everyone who feels helpless can … do something for the fires.”
On the day, people donate $25 for entry into the event. Mr Trezise is hoping about 800 people show their support.
“If I can get around 800 [people], there’s $20,000 already,” he said.
The BlazeAid benefit is on Sunday, February 16 at Riddells Creek Recreation Reserve between 1-5pm.
The Riddell District Football League will be hosting fundraiser football and netball matches after the event. For more details, CLICK HERE.
Details: 0402 097 867.