UPDATE 11th FEBRUARY
We are thrilled to confirm that with your help we have been able to make a donation of over £1,000 to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. The news coverage might have died down and the recent rain has been a welcome relief, but the work for these firefighters is far from over so we are so grateful to everyone who purchased with us in January to support this cause.
Australia is burning on an unprecedented scale, and is putting unimaginable pressure on the fire services risking their lives every day as they battle to contain the blazes. We have the utmost admiration for every fire fighter in this position right now, and we want to do what we can to help.
Throughout January we will be donating 10% of every online sale made through our website to New South Wales Rural Fire Service. Currently, NSW is the area hardest hit by the fires and with temperatures expected to keep rising, the threat is far from over.
At 4am there are 130 fires still burning across NSW.
Even with the current conditions, including rain in some locations late yesterday, there are around 2,000 firefighters out working hard to protect properties and contain these fires this morning.#NSWRFS #NSWFires pic.twitter.com/7PfoH1WOPX
— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) January 6, 2020
Donations will be made directly to NSW RFS which will support their efforts, we will confirm at the end of the month how much you have helped us to raise. On top of the final total from web sales, Openhouse will be making a further donation ourselves of £500 to the service.
If you would like to make a personal contribution to the cause you can do so via this link.