The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have joined forces with Canterbury League Club to rally around the areas affected by the recent bushfires and long-term drought. The group have committed $50 000 to assist with the recovery.
The Bulldogs will also use their pre-season trip to Port Macquarie to take on the Raiders on Saturday 29th February, to see how they can best assist the relief efforts.
The club has a strong link with the Far North Coast having formed a partnership last season to assist the development of the game in the region. Both the Bulldogs and Raiders will look to get out into the community during the trip and help raise funds for the relief appeal.
The Bulldogs have also been working closely with the NRL and NSWRL and recently sent Terry Lamb and Kieran Foran on a trip organised by Brad Fittler to visit Taree which was one of the areas affected most by the Bushfires.
Bulldogs Chief Executive Andrew Hill said that the club had been in close contact with the NRL about how best to assist with the relief efforts :
“As a club our heart goes out to all those affected by the Bushfires and drought and I know that everyone at the Bulldogs and all of our fans are in awe of the efforts of not just the Rural Fire Service, but all the emergency services as they continue to fight these bushfires and limit the damage to the communities involved.
We are looking at ways that we can help and realise that this is a crucial time right now as lives and communities are affected.
We will continue to have close dialogue with the NRL and look to best support all of the relief efforts that are taking place.”