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Across the Northern Rivers many venues and organisations are putting up their hands to help raise funds to support those affected by bushfires.

If you are hosting a bushfire or RFS support fundraiser, email: [email protected]

Echonetdaily will keep you updated here with what the latest events are:

January 31

Global celebration of arts and culture, La Nuit des Idées, comes to Byron Bay
Byron Writers Festival, in collaboration with the French Embassy in Australia and Sydney Opera House, will host the legendary French ideas festival La Nuit des Idées (Night of Ideas) at Byron Theatre on 31 January 2020, the first time this salon-style event will be held in Australia.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Appeal.

Friday 31 January, 6pm
Byron Theatre,
Tickets: $30 Members, $35 General

Tickets  https://byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on/la-nuit-des-idees/


January 19

Palace Cinemas Bushfire Appeal

All Palace Cinemas locations nationwide will donate $2 per ticket for all cinema sessions on Sunday, January 19 to raise vital funds for the Australian Bushfires.

The appeal is part of an industry-wide initiative, with all major cinemas and the majority of independents joining together to participate.

The funds raised will be split between the following three charities:

The Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery, who are supporting thousands of people in recovery hubs by providing first aid, food, water and relief items as well as psychological assistance and emergency grants;

The Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal, who are providing crucial emotional and material support to firefighters, volunteers and evacuees;

RSPCA’s Bushfire Appeal, who are on the ground helping all fire-affected animals preparing for long-term rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

Sessions on sale from midday today, Tuesday, January 14 

For more information, click here:




January 10

The Eltham Hotel will be putting on a gig this Friday 10th January to raise money for W.I.R.E.S and will have the following bands perform:

Babe Rainbow

Family Jordan

Mylee and The Milkshakes

Tickets are $20+bf via OzTix and available on the door if not sold out.

TICKET LINK: https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/50f3450d-6a2e-4d2e-b58f-8c2c0bc2fcff?utm_source=Oztix&utm_medium=Website&utm_content=EventGuide

This is an 18+ EVENT

100% of ticket sales and $1 from every schooner (for all of January) will go to WIRES



January 8 & 9

The Beach Hotel are hosting two nights of Make It Rain – Fund The Firies concerts

BOTH events are sold out but there are ongoing auctions surrounding this event

A handful of your favourite Australian artists are inviting you to join them for two nights of entertainment in the heart of picturesque Byron Bay, this January, to raise money for the NSW RFS Northern Rivers and Far North Coast Brigades.

Featuring WOLFMOTHER, ARC (members of Spiderbait/You Am I/Jet/Even), JACKSON CARROLL, MONICA FRANCES


Head to MAKEITRAIN2020.COM.AU and donate $49 for a single night or $89 for two nights to secure your tickets.

Local independent brewery Stone & Wood is donating several fundraising Karma Kegs for the evening, plus a prize of lunch and drinks at the brewery and four cases of fresh beer.

Can’t make it to Byron? We also have an online Auction featuring some money CAN’T buy items and experiences, that you CAN buy! Including an original etching from award winning artist Ben Quilty, a personal training session with Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky, a tennis lesson or game for three with Pat Rafter, a song writing session with ARIA Award winner Bernard Fanning, and more!


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