Support for those in need: How you can help bushfire relief efforts across the Fleurieu

A swathe of groups and individuals are busy working hard across the Fleurieu to fundraise in support of those affected by bushfires in the Adelaide Hills and on Kangaroo Island.

Read on for a list of fundraising events and efforts which The Times is constantly endeavouring to keep updated.

A Quiz Night will be held in conjunction with the Red Cross at the Encounter Bay Football Club from 7pm on Friday, January 31. All funds raised will go towards South Australian bushfire relief. Tables of 8 or 10 are available, as are individual bookings. Book via: 85523519 or 0402279807.

Prior to that, a Quiz Night will also be held at the Encounter Bay Football Club, on January 24 from 7pm. Tickets are $10 per person for tables of 10, with all proceeds going to the Western Districts Sports Club on Kangaroo Island. Book tickets via: 0408 846 422.

A Black Tie and Boardies Ball is set to be held in the Middleton Pioneer Hall on January 24, with a fundraising goal of $20,000. $50 per ticket includes a music, food and access to a silent auction. All funds will go direct to Kangaroo Island. Call Jen on 0417 812 529 or email Ticket are available online via

On Wednesday, January 8, the staff at the Chiton Surf Life Saving Cafe donated their wages for the day and all coffee proceeds to the Kangaroo Island Bushfire Mayoral Fund.

The Beachside Markets on The Esplanade, raised over $1000 for the Hindmarsh Valley CFS on Sunday January 12.

On Australia Day, January 26, the Causeway Business Community in Victor Harbor will donate 25 percent of gross sales to bushfire relief.

Geoff Pannell and Bryan Littlely are collecting horse feed donations, as well as feed for other stock on Kangaroo Island. To assist, make donation purchases of feed at Stock Feeds R Us in Victor Harbor, or FPAG outlets across the Fleurieu. So far over $3000 of feed has been delivered to horses in need.

The Roos Club is planning an event for March 1, at the Victor Harbor Oval, to raise funds for the CFS.

Kaley Felice, admin of the Victor Harbor Buy Swap Sell Facebookpage is coordinating donations, cooking meals and creating hygiene packs for those battling and recovering from fires on KI and in the Hills. She is working alongside a large group of volunteers at the Impact Church in Victor Harbor and can be contacted via Facebook.

A bushfire appeal fundraiser gig is set to host a number of bands at Goolwa Football Club on January 18, with all proceeds going to the CFS.

Tools for blokes is accepting tools and equipment donations for the rebuild efforts on Kangaroo Island. Call Marj 0401085950 or email toolsfor

The Pirate's Seachest, is collecting donations for the Red Cross and donating $2 from every dozen oysters sold to the Mayors KI appeal.

Facebook group SA Bushfire Victim support, is doing a stellar job of coordinating relief efforts. Visit the page to see how you can help out those in need with aid.

The Animal Rescue Craft Guild is a national group, with locally based sewers coordinating donations of pouches and other sewn items to rescues and wildlife carers. They liaise with the carers to make sure they get what they need.

Victor Vets off Adamson Street are collecting donations for the wildlife on K.I. to make up medical aid packs.

A group of Victor Harbor plumbers have constructed 30 water feeders for animals on Kangaroo Island, with materials being donated by Reece Plumbing.

Harcourts South Coast are donating and collecting donations on behalf of the food bank SA. All nonperishable items of food plus dog food and school books are welcomed.

The Boulevard Cafe on the Lake has a donation tin and is having a fundraiser dinner on Friday February 28.

The Middleton Tavern donated $5 from every pint of beer, glass of wine and main meal sold on Friday, January 10 to the CFS Foundation and South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management.

Hash Tag That are pumping out decals to raise much needed funds for both the CFS Foundation and KI's wildlife rehabilitation. ALL proceeds from sales will be donated. Search for Hash Tag That on Facebook.

ANZ Kingscote and Victor Harbor recently identified a need for work-wear items on Kangaroo Island and Totally Workwear Victor Harbor were more than happy to help, donating six boxes of hi-vis gear, boots and other clothing. In addition, ANZ Victor Harbor and other branches across the state are raising funds via donation tins to contribute the KI Mayoral Bushfire Appeal.

Peninsula Providore are donating $6 from the direct sale of each 500ml of extra virgin olive oil to the CFS Foundation until the end of February.

See Optometry in Victor Harbor is offering all those affected by the fires a free pair of glasses. Contact 8552 9055.

Encounter Celebrations committee have put their own their own fund raising campaign on hold whilst diverting the proceeds from a barbecue held last Saturday to the island rebuild.

The local Zonta club will stage their major annual fund raiser music and fashion extravaganza titled "Leap Back in Time" on Saturday February 29, and they will now hold a raffle on that evening with funds going to the Kangaroo Island appeal.

The business community has also rallied with companies like Phil Hoffmann Travel not only giving cash donations but staff are helping out with blankets and other aids to help the native animal victims of the fire to regain their health.

Service clubs like the Yankalilla Lions club, the Victor Harbor and Port Elliot Lions club to name just a few are giving donations and raising funds.

Maxwell Wines at McLaren Vale will hold a charity dinner on Saturday January 25 at the winery with all proceeds to the region of the island where they have been receiving grapes for Maxwell's special Kangaroo Island wine and their natural honey for many years. Now sadly the vineyards are all gone and many of the bees have had their hives destroyed in the recent bushfires.

Please contact The Times with details on your fundraising events to be added to this list.