Australian Bushfire Benefit London

Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music
Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5HT
Sunday, March 1st at 4.30pm

Creator: Darrian Traynor | Credit: Getty Images

It gives us so much joy to be able to confirm that the amount raised so far through the Australian Bushfire Benefit London concert and auction is £40, 093.66 + cash on the day £1,480.45 = £41,574.11  (appoximately AUD$84,000).

Eventbrite very kindly waived their fees and we can confirm that every penny raised went to Australian Bushfire relief charities.

FairFX very kindly waived their fees and we can confirm that every penny raised went to Australian Bushfire relief charities.

Voyage Control‘s financial support allowed us to give every penny raised to Australian Bushfire relief charities.

And the many sponsors listed below who gave their time, support and backing to make this event such a success.

To watch highlights from the concert click here

This money was split between the following charities and causes totalling £40,093.66: (refer complete breakdown in the summary below)

  • Australian Bush Heritage
  • Lifeline
  • The Salvation Army – Emergency Services Relief project
  • The World Wild Life Fund for Nature Australian Bushfire Appeal

and cash donations raised on the day totalling £1,480.45:

  • Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation
  • Bushfire Appeal for Leah Milston and David Wallace

To read a concise summary of how the funds raised were disbursed please click here

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Lloyds Bank Victoria Branch

Sort Code: 30 98 97

Account Number: 8597 5960

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Australian Bushfire Benefit London

27 Clevedon Rd

London SE20 7QQ

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Australian Bushfire Benefit London

Event Photography by Hannan Images

“So this morning after crying for a while going through my news feed and seeing yet another day of bushfire devastation, I decided I’m going to put on a benefit concert of Australian music by Australian musicians living in London. With 9 million hectares of land burnt, so many displaced and 18 lives lost, there’s never been a more pertinent time to give what we can. The RAM principal, Jonathan Freeman-Atwood, is completely on board and they’ll help us with a performance venue and contact anyone they can.”

Bridget O’Donnell, London 3rd January 2020

Formed by Australian musicians in London we are producing a concert featuring Australia’s finest musicians with full orchestra and choir to honour the brave men and women who are fighting the worst fires in Australia’s history. Our hearts are with the people of Australia and we hope that the money raised from this concert will make a tangible difference to the victims of this horrific tragedy.

Image: A kookaburra on a burnt tree in a fire-ravaged region of New South Wales ADAM STEVENSON/REUTERS

Bridget O’Donnell – violin 
Lotte Betts-Dean – mezzo-soprano 
Jessica Cottis – conductor
Toby Thatcher – conductor
James Swanston – Voyage Control (Event Sponsor)
Ros Higgins – Royal Flying Doctor Service, Friends in the UK
Dr Margaret Mayston AM – Australian Music Foundation
Isla Baring OAM – Chairman, Tait Memorial Trust
James Hancock – Administrator, Tait Memorial Trust