Dear Port Fairy Folk Festival Friend,
The Port Fairy Folk Festival and our extended community is united in this catastrophic fire season and our hearts go out to the regional communities across Eastern Australia who have experienced such loss on so many levels. Kevin and Rhonda Butler, founders of BlazeAid, are long time friends of Port Fairy Folk Festival, and have endorsed our support to BlazeAid, so, during our 2020 event we will be running a host of fundraising activities to support the efforts of BlazeAid and their volunteers, who not only rebuild fences but help rebuild lives.
The Port Fairy Folk Festival Committee has committed $25,000 to BlazeAid to purchase and fit out a works trailer which will support BlazeAid volunteers to work alongside rural families to help rebuild fences and other structures that have been destroyed.
Please visit https://blazeaid.com.au/ to learn more about what this extraordinary volunteer based organisation achieves in times of need for our regional and rural communities.
Folk music and culture and a regional community ethos unifies us all, and our community is dedicated to protecting and nurturing that spirit.
The Festival continues its long standing support both financially and on a volunteer level of important organisations such as the CFA, Rotary & Lions Clubs who come to the fore at times like these.
We thank you for your ongoing support of our magnificent festival, which is not only a remarkable event, but also an organisation that supports our local and national communities via magnificent music and comradery.
In the coming weeks we will have further program announcements, but most importantly we are working to support our people and communities,
President Port Fairy Folk Festival