This summer has been like no other in recent memory. A terrifying reminder of the complete and utter devastation that bushfires and extreme weather events can wreak across millions of hectares of what was once vibrant Australian bushland.
And yet, for Australia and the world as a whole, it has proved to be a unifying beacon, urging countries across the globe to compile their resources and join forces with their neighbours to help pull the nation from the ashes.
For some of our closer neighbours across the Pacific Ocean in Chile and Argentina, the impacts of these fires have, remarkably, been felt firsthand as the smoke traveled more than 10,000km to reach their cities and disturb their air.
Across the entire Latin American continent, fundraisers and events supporting Australia’s battle with the bushfires have mustered up whatever resources and funds they have and sent them across the Pacific to assist our cause.
Buenos Aires hosted its own ‘Coctel Para Koalas’ in January, teaming up with Four Seasons and local brewery Dos Dingos Cerveceria to run silent auctions and raise funds to support the efforts of Wildlife Victoria.
Here at Somos21, we intend to join our global and local partners in supporting the bushfire victims, firefighters, wildlife preservationists and everything in between with a fundraiser of our own.
In partnership with hosts Outcome.Life and Vamos, Charity Bay and La Tricolor Events Somos21 invites you to join our community for an evening of drinks, snacks, raffles and more this Wednesday, March 11! (Details below)
All funds raised will go to Wildlife Victoria in support of their tireless work in rescuing and rehabilitating threatened wildlife alongside the regeneration of the habitats they live in.
Tickets are $20 per head (which includes your draw in the raffle) with cold drinks and warm company available inside. Hope to see you there!
Where: 17 Hardware Lane, Melbourne CBD
When: Wednesday, March 11, 6:00-8:30 pm
Get your tickets here: https://somos21.org/events/31932