Nick and Femi from Amazing Race host Bushfire Relief Fundraiser

Bushfire Relief

In response to the bushfire crisis currently facing Australia, Nick and Femi, two mental health nurses who recently competed on The Amazing Race Australia have gathered the cast of the show and teamed up with Handpicked Wines in Chippendale to host a fundraiser for the Australian Red Cross.

Fans of the show and those simply wanting to have a good night out for a great cause can purchase a ticket for $30 (all proceeds go to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund). Each ticket includes two complimentary glasses of Prosecco, cheese and charcuterie canapés and the chance to mingle with the cast of The Amazing Race as well as other Aussie celebrities in attendance.

Handpicked Wines will donate 10% of all bar proceeds for the entire night to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund, as well as providing a stunning venue for this fundraiser.

An auction will take place to raise additional funds for disaster relief with prizes including memorabilia from the show, a 5 night stay in a Premier Suite at the Concorde Hotel Singapore, a four night stay at the Hard Rock Hotel Penang in a Rock Royalty Seaview Deluxe Room, as well as money can’t buy experiences such as a double dinner date with Nick and Femi, to name but a few.

As bushfires continue to affect communities across Australia on an unprecedented scale, the Australian Red Cross is providing practical, local support where it’s needed to tens of thousands of people during and after the emergencies.

Whether it’s shelter and relief supplies for people who are stranded, information and psychological first aid at evacuation centres, or phone calls and home visits in communities trying to clean up and rebuild, the Red Cross has been coordinating a multifaceted response to hundreds of emergencies across every state and territory.

Nick Evbuomwan commented: “You can’t help but feel helpless watching the country burn for the last few months and seeing so many people lose their homes and businesses. Femi and I had to do something to contribute to the amazing efforts of the Australian Red Cross.”

Femi Ogunsiji added: “When we put the call out to the crew from the show everyone was happy to get involved. One thing about Australians is we all stand together and help during times of crisis.”

Tickets can be purchased from EventBrite.
Handpicked Wines, 50 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2008
6pm – 10pm, Thursday 23 January 2020

Who will join me on a night to support Australia and the Autralian Red Cross?


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