Ipswich tourism businesses raise money for fire victims

Dine out and stay to help raise money for bush fire ravaged towns.
09 Jan 2020
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

How you can help raise money for fire victims by dining out, painting or staying at Spicers Hidden Vale.

Beer for bush fire relief

On Saturday January 18, Ballistic Springfield Brewery, Bar and Kitchen will be holding a fundraiser for bush fire victims.

Head to the brewery from 11.30am and grab an award-winning Springfield Pilsner – 100% of sales of Springfield Pilsner on tap and in cans will be donated.

There will also be a massive raffle draw from 5pm, local businesses have donated prizes and there will be lots of beer given away!

On the day Ballistic will also be running silent auctions to be a brewer for a day and private beer tours and tastings.

Bakehouse Steakhouse to donate Aussie day lunch sales

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On Australia Day, the owners of Bakehouse Steakhouse will donate 100% of sales during Australia Day lunch to charity supporting bush fire victims. 

Nick Stevenson said his brother Alistair lost everything in the floods and the family wanted to give back in this time of fire crisis. 

All sales from food and drink from 11.30am – 2.30pm on January 26 will be donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. 

Bakehouse Steakhouse will also be raising money through a raffle which includes sports memorabilia as prizes, tickets to go on sale next week and drawn on Australia Day.  Suppliers Lion Beer and Stanbroke will be donating product to support the day. 

Sip and Paint Fundraising event

The Coffee Club at Orion Springfield Central are helping to raise money for bushfire affected animals on Australia Day.

Sip ‘n’ Dip Ipswich will be running the class, cost is $50 and includes a $10 donation to ARC as well as high tea and all materials for painting.  

The fundraising event will be held on Sunday January 26 from 3pm – 6pm.

4 Hearts Brewing donates money to bush fire relief

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Over January 17, 18 and 19 The Pumpyard Bar and Brewery and Dovetails Restaurant will raise money for bush fire victims.

At the Pumpyard $1 from every chicken parma or pizza sold will be donated over the period. 

While at Dovetails $1 for every cooked breakfast or large takeaway coffee sold will be donated.

Both restaurants are also collecting cash donations in store.

Spicers extends Lend a Hand for the Land campaign

Spicers Hidden Vale

Spicers Retreats have extended their Lend a Hand for the Land campaign and will donate 10% of accommodation bookings made this month for February to Rural Aid, assisting communities in drought and fire affected areas.

Brothers Ipswich and River 94.9 Red Cross Fire Appeal


Brothers Ipswich and River 94.9 are holding a huge day on Friday January 24 raising money for the fire appeal.

River 94.9 will be broadcasting live from outside of Brothers from 12pm – 6pm, there will be prizes and True Blue Reptiles are putting on a free kids show from 2pm – 4pm.

There will also be lamington tastings and a fire engine on site.

Get in for Aussie tucker including coffee and a lamington for $8.50; lamb chops, bangers, chips and salad for $20; and barra burgers for $20.

There will be Aussie beef pie with mash and gravy for $15 with $1 from each dish donated to the fire appeal on the day through to Monday January 27.

And $1 from every Schooner of Iron Jack Crisp will be donated from the Friday to the Monday.

Live music will kick off outside with Tommy Memphis from 1pm-5pm and in the Piano Bar see Paul C MCD from 6pm, Sports Bar will see Nathan Pursey live from 8.30pm.

Indian Mehfil to match donations

Indian Mehfil

Indian Mehfil are collecting donations for bush fire victims until the end of January and have vowed to match dollar for dollar what they collect.

Memories of India donate a week of sales

Memories of India are donating all the profit from the week ending January 19 for dine in and takeaway sales to fire relief.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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