St Bede's parish raises $5k for St Vincent de Paul bushfire appeal

CHEQUE: Brother Brian Berg with Cathy Ffrench. Photo: Supplied.

CHEQUE: Brother Brian Berg with Cathy Ffrench. Photo: Supplied.

The parish community of St Bede's in Braidwood has donated $5000 to the St Vincent de Paul Society to help people severely affected by recent bushfires.

The parishioners raised the money to help alleviate some of the hardship people in the Braidwood community have endured

Brother Brian Berg presented the cheque to president of the local Vinnes conference Cathy Ffrench earlier this week.

The Vinnies Bushfire Appeal was established in response to the unprecedented bushfire season.

A total of $13.7 million has been raised by Australian and overseas donors. National president Claire Victory said the society had dispatched $3.8 million so far from the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal, mostly as direct cash payments for bushfire-impacted households throughout the country.

"In addition, since the fires began in September 2019, large volumes of food, water, clothing, toiletries, bedding, and other essentials have been provided by Vinnies volunteers in their local communities," she said.

For assistance, call Vinnies on 13 18 12. Donations to the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal can be made at www.bushfireappeal.com.au.