The Colac district community has collectively raised more than $40,000 for bushfire victims at the Band Together Colac benefit concert.
About 5000 people including hundreds of volunteers from community groups and organisations flocked to the Lake Colac foreshore on Sunday to raise money and demonstrate solidarity with Victorian and Australian communities that have been devastated by bushfire this summer.
Event co-organiser Zoe Hudgell said she was overwhelmed by the generosity of people, illustrated by the staggering $42,283.50 fundraising total and the city’s ability to put on the concert in under two weeks.
“We’ve woken up and we just feel so overwhelmed and so grateful that everyone was able to band together and support the event,” Zoe said.
“There were hundreds of volunteers, whether they were from the Colac footy club or Scouts, the Rotary clubs, it was just an amazing effort to get that many people there to support the event.
“A big thank you, too, to everyone who performed, they were all awesome.”
See today’s Colac Herald for more.