Celebrities and other influential figures have raised over $32 million collectively for the bushfire appeal in Australia.
Australian comedian Celeste Barber’s mammoth charity appeal for the NSW Rural Fire Service has brought in over $30m in the little more than 48 hours since it began.
On Sunday, she announced the funds donated by more than 600,000 people would be shared with fire services in other states, the Red Cross, families of deceased and wildlife carers.
Pop superstar Pink announced to her 32 million Twitter followers she will be donating $500,000 saying she was “totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now”.
She said her donation would go to local fire services on the front lines and encouraged others to give what they could.
More recently Nicole Kidman announced her family has donated half a million dollars to the bushfires.
“Our family’s support, thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the fires all over Australia,” she said.
Ash Barty is the latest famous voice to pledge support for firefighting efforts across Australia, promising to donate any prize money she earns from next week’s Brisbane International.
If the world number one wins the tournament’s final, her donation would mean a further $382,000 for the Red Cross.
Aussie legends Magda Szubanski and Will “Egg Boy” Connolly have joined forces to raise much-needed funds to provide ongoing mental health and trauma support for bushfire victims.
Their GoFundMe has already reached $29,330 of their $30,000 goal in just 16 hours.