Bushfire emergency: FM industry unites to raise money for Australian Red Cross


  • General news

13 January 2020


In a united effort across the UK FM industry, IWFM is supporting efforts to raise funds for the Australian Red Cross as it helps those affected by the ongoing bushfire emergency in New South Wales. As custodians of the built environment, our Australian counterparts will be an integral part of the response to the catastrophic bushfires that continue to devastate the region.

Donations to the Australian Red Cross will go towards rescuing wildlife and supporting the volunteer firefighters and civilians who have suffered great losses in the fires.

We have joined with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) UK Chapter, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and volunteer groups including LGBT+ in FM and Emerging Workplace Leaders (EWL), to fundraise collectively and demonstrate the power the industry can have in supporting Australia and its people to get back on track.

The FMA is running a parallel campaign from the other side of the world to raise funds for the same cause, supported also by the Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ) and ourselves.

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Bushfire emergency impact

  • As of today (Monday 13 January), 27 people have lost their lives, including four volunteer firefighters; six people remain missing
  • An estimated 480 million animals have been killed as over 7,000,000 hectares of land has been burnt by the fires
  • 2,000 homes have been destroyed.

Please support the Australian Red Cross and together we can help New South Wales and its people recover from this awful tragedy.