Cittaslow Goolwa gives financial support to Kangaroo Island people, wildlife affected by KI bushfires

Community group Cittaslow Goolwa is supporting Kangaroo Island Bushfire relief in a number of ways.

At its January meeting, the group's management committee decided to donate $2000 to the Kangaroo Island Mayoral Relief and Recovery Bushfire Fund.

In addition, it was decided that the Cittaslow Goolwa At The Wharf event - planned for January 31 but postponed to February 7 - would benefit the Goolwa Country Fire Service (CFS) and the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Fund.

Cittaslow Goolwa member Julie Jordan coordinated and ran a raffle and a silent auction at the event, with local artists, businesses and individuals donating prizes and auction items.

Adding the raffle proceeds to the tally, the group was able to donate $1000 to each organisation.

During the At The Wharf event on Sunday, March 8, a raffle and silent auction will raise further funds for the wildlife fund and the Goolwa CFS.

The event, which showcases local food, drinks and music, will run from 1.30pm to 5pm on the Signal Point deck and lawns as part of the Fringe at Goolwa celebration.

Well-known band Gumbo YaYa will perform on the day with plenty of food, local wine and beer and soft drinks on sale.

Cittaslow Goolwa is part of the international Cittaslow organisation which operates in over 30 countries and is established in more than 200 towns and cities.

The local branch exists to assist Goolwa and other parts of the Alexandrina Council area to be the best places they can be to live in or to visit.

The organisation is run by an increasing number of volunteers, and receives some assistance from Alexandrina Council.

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