How group of schoolgirls raised thousands for bushfires

| 07.01,20. 01:53 AM |


How group of schoolgirls raised thousands for bushfires



A group of Sydney schoolgirls are at the forefront of the Australian public's fire relief efforts, raising thousands of dollars through the time-honoured business of a lemonade stand.

Manly West Public School students Trinity, Giselle, Izzy, Ruby, Chase, Maggie and Jade, have been running a fundraising lemonade and cake stall for the past four days.

By this afternoon, they had raised more than $2000 for the firefighters.

A group of Sydney girls started a lemonade and cake stall to raise money for firefighters. (A Current Affair)

"I just want to say thanks because they're risking their lives for our lives and putting their lives in danger," eight-year-old Giselle told A Current Affair.

The girls' remarkable efforts are part of a huge wave of community fundraising initiatives across the country.

A group of builders have made several trips from western Sydney to Kempsey to throw a barbecue for the fire-ravaged community of Willawarrin.

The girls have so far raised more than $2000. (A Current Affair)

And more than 150 truckies have joined the Army Of Angels convoy that arrived in Gippsland with essential supplies.

Artist Scott Marsh has raised more than $110,000 for a number of fire brigades after selling out his "Merry Crisis" t-shirts.

The shirt was based on a satirical mural of Prime Minister Scott Morrison Mr Marsh had painted in Newtown, and the printers have been churning the shirts out for free.

A group of Sydney builders have made multiple trips to throw a barbecue for a fire-affected community. (A Current Affair)

Meanwhile, comedian Magda Szubanski and election prankster Will "Egg Boy" Connolly have joined forces to raise funds for mental health support for fire victims.

Cricket legend Shane Warne has announced he will auction his iconic baggy green.

And comedian Celeste Barber's online fundraiser has raised more than $30 million.


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