As with all Victorians, the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) has been devastated to witness the Bushfire crisis that has occurred over the Christmas/New Year period across Victoria and New South Wales and are pleased to announce a number of initiatives that will seek to raise much needed funds for the Victorian Government’s Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
The Club will be donating all gate takings from our upcoming Group 2 Australia Stakes Night race meeting at The Valley on Friday January 24 and offering all Emergency Services staff and volunteers free entry for them and their families.
As part of the Australia Stakes Night race meeting, the Club will also be conducting many fundraising initiatives on course that will add to the final donation made to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal, which including race night fundraising functions, tin rattling, Cheering for Charity bet on a selected runner, sausage sizzle, silent auctions, raffles and much more.
“The devastation of these bushfires has had a significant impact on all of us, including all of our staff and members at the MVRC, and now is the time to rally around those impacted and help where we can,” says Michael Browell, MVRC CEO.
“The racing industry is well-known for always coming together to support those in need and along with other initiatives led by Racing Victoria and other metropolitan and regional Racing Clubs, the MVRC are looking to raise as much money as possible to support the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
“I encourage everyone to come along to The Valley for Australia Stakes Night on Friday January 24 to not only enjoy a great night trackside, but more importantly support those who need it most at this difficult time.”
The MVRC has already proudly donated $5,000 along with Racing Victoria, Melbourne Racing Club and Country Racing Victoria to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal and will be looking at further fundraising initiatives over the coming weeks to support the Appeal.