Stars perform for fire-affected region
X Factor star Big T lit up the Karratha Country Club at the weekend as the community continued to dig deep to aid relief efforts for the Harvey-Waroona bushfire.
The event was organised to raise money for the South West bushfire appeal and featured Big T, Kaadence, stalls, a charity auction, pony rides and local artists.
At time of print, nearly $22,000 had been raised on the night, with more still to be counted.
Rio Tinto has donated 40 tonnes of hay from its Hamersley Agricultural Project to the bushfire relief effort as well.The hay is being provided to the Murray Equestrian Club, which is co-ordinating the allocation of the muchneeded animal feed to the affected communities.
Rio Tinto communities and agriculture manager Andrew Turner said the donation was a way of supporting the local community during a terrible time.
“The fires have devastated the farming community across thousands of hectares in the South West and we are really pleased that we can assist through our donation,” he said.
Some 50 volunteer firefighters and Department of Fire and Emergency Services staff from almost every station in the Pilbara put their hands up to help fight off the raging fires.
Rio Tinto donated hay to farmers affected by the Waroona bushfire.