South Coast Connect
The bushfires that ravaged Australia from October 2019 to February 2020 killed at least 24 people and an estimated 1 billion animals have been killed or injured.
The NSW South Coast experienced devastating bushfires in areas such as Moruya, Batemans Bay, Conjola, Bega, Eden and many more.
More than 12 million acres have burned with countless homes destroyed.
Small businesses have also been hugely impacted, with some family-owned small businesses losing over 95% of their business.
We’ve partnered with local charities and support centres to help create custom team experiences that directly support local businesses and families.
Each activity is tailored to your organisation to ensure that you directly help, and keep in contact, with a local business who needs your support.
And you don’t have to leave your home city.
Work in small teams to achieve a clear outcome. Teams may be required to hit the streets and fundraise or sell vouchers, or create a new viral marketing strategy to help a struggling business.
Teams compete in a head to head battle of minds where they earn items and goods for families who have lost everything in the bushfires.
CONNECTING WITH LOCALS
In the spirit of Empty Esky and Spend With Them, South Coast Connect allows you to connect with locals who need your help.
It’s people like the Ord Family.
On New Year’s Eve, fire ripped through their home in Yatte Yattah leaving them with little more than the clothes on their back.
With two kids under two years who lost most of their clothes and toys, the family have been forced to constantly move every two weeks as they attempt to restart their lives.
Or Toby and Sandy Darby who own Ulladulla Deli. With over 90% of their local and tourist business gone, and struggling to pay their own bills, Toby and Sandy continue to supply food and fundraise for locals who have lost their home.
It’s people like Chantal Pierce who owns Om Sweet Om, a yoga studio in Milton.
With no local or tourist business, the yoga studio is on the brink of closure yet Chantal continues to run yoga and wellbeing events to help locals with their mental health.
These are some of the stories of the people you’ll be helping.
If you’re looking for an event space or lunch/dinner venue, we can happily suggest some options for you.
Giving back doesn’t take a lot.
Now is the time to stand up and support our local community.