Freshmark and SML unite to support growers devastated by bushfires
Freshmark and Sydney Markets Limited (SML), through the Sydney Markets Foundation, unite in their determination to support its NSW growers and their local communities, as they battle the frontline of the worst bushfires in living memory. With your valued help, the Foundation aims to raise much-needed funds, today and into the future, with a Bushfire Appeal dedicated to directly helping our growers and their communities who need us now more than ever.
The Foundation was established to: “…directly help those in need, particularly people associated with the Markets and the industry who are doing it tough [and to] establish an emergency relief fund so we can respond quickly to an urgent need.” Freshmark knows of at least four Sydney Markets operators who have been directly impacted by these fires and it will take years for them and others to recover.
The Foundation has a long history of supporting its members and their growers when they have been the hardest hit. The Bushfire Appeal will provide practical and tangible support as our growers battle the fires and more importantly when it is time for them to rebuild their lives and their communities.
What is unfolding across NSW and beyond is unprecedented and we graciously appeal to all our members and other Sydney Markets stakeholders for an unprecedented response to our Bushfire Appeal. SML has generously pledged $150,000 and we urge all Sydney Markets stakeholders to help match (in aggregate), if not exceed, this generous donation. We encourage everyone to dig deep to ensure impacted growers, their families, and their communities have the support they need into the future.
To date, the fire crisis that is sweeping our country shows no signs of slowing down and worse is maybe yet to come. In NSW alone we have seen almost seven million hectares burnt, fires have already destroyed hundreds of buildings, displacing thousands of people and has left many local families in desperate need of help. Tragically, some people have lost their lives. Our growers, who are the cornerstone of our industry and part of the Sydney Market’s family, need our support more than ever.
Please donate today to the Sydney Markets Foundation, with charitable donations being tax-deductible:
Account Name: Sydney Markets Foundation Incorporated
Account No: 192347
Reference: (your company name) – Bushfire Appeal
Receipts: To request a receipt please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sydney Markets Foundation Board will work closely with Freshmark and SML to ensure effective use of the funds raised and a full report on the disbursement of funds will be provided to all contributors.
Freshmark and SML thank you in advance for your contribution that will ensure our growers are supported for the long haul, securing our industry’s future.