With parts of Australia devastated by the effects of the recent Cyclone Debbie and the ensuing floods, Splendour in the Grass stepped up to the plate to help, auctioning off 50 special flood relief VIP passes to raise funds for those who felt the impact in the festival’s surrounding areas.
Now, with all of the passes sold, the festival has revealed that a massive $69,067.25 has been raised for the appeal, triple j reports. That works out to be about $1,400 spent on each ticket, and will go along way to helping the Northern Rivers communities, who were hit by the Cyclone around the same time that Splendour was dropping its lineup.
Byron Shire – Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre Inc.
“Times of crisis make us connect even more to our community. Businesses, council, organisations and the community become one in our actions and responses to our great challenges. I’m stoked to learn of our home grown festival and its staff adding to this response – especially for those in Byron’s north who have been hit hard and largely forgotten so far by the Federal government. Good on ya Splendour!”
– Byron Shire Mayor, Simon Richardson
Lismore Council Flood Appeal
“We are thrilled that Splendour in the Grass has come on board to help our flood appeal and our community. The level of devastation left by this flood was unprecedented and it will take weeks and months for our city and our community to recover. The Lismore Flood Appeal funds will help those worst-affected by the natural disaster to get back on their feet and rebuild their lives.”
– Lismore Mayor, Isaac Smith
Tweed Mayor Appeal Fund
“100% of funds raised by the Mayor Appeal Fund will be distributed to local residents and businesses affected by the floods – there are no administration fees. We will be appointing an independent Committee, who will join me and Council’s Internal Auditor, to review applications for assistance. The priority focus will be on those people and businesses who have limited access or options to insurance claims, funding or grants and due to this are more likely to slip through the gaps.”
– Tweed Mayor, Katie Milne