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Michael Geraghty
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02 Jan 2020 04:29


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Each day I'm reading about this national disaster and the stories of deaths, loss of homes and properties, and injuries is heartbreaking.

Australia is literally burning and now tens of thousands are being affected across the country, some Greyhound folk as well.

It's become a disaster and there are people and their children out there left with nothing but the shirt on their back.

It's fast becoming the blackest event in Australian history, if not already and the is more devastation to come.

Is it possible that the whole Australian Greyhound racing industry come together and help them?
I'm talking individuals, clubs, and state authorities.

Can we get a fund/auction happening and canvass everyone and every club and every state authority to COME TOGETHER AND HELP!?!?

Sometimes the misfortune of others make us realize how lucky we are.
There are a lot of unlucky people out there ATM who are hurting badly.

Maybe we could all just give a thought to how bad it would be to go through what they have...and give a little?



Richard Gray
Australia
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02 Jan 2020 05:06


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Michael, great idea to help out mate, but I reckon it should be limited to greyhound folk effected. (Help out our own) Federal government making cuts across the board at a time when increases are needed is just a prick of a thing to do. Then they rely upon "donations" to pick up the slack on the cuts they introduced... First start would be to find out how many greyhound folk are effected, (clubs may be able to assist with a starting list of participants) then to look at what they need to get back up and running. Leads, beds, kennels, refrigeration, fencing and the list grows significantly. Not all greyhound people are flush with funds for cash donations, but may be able to donate a spare lead, muzzle, dog bed, brush, bowl, rug, spare roll of wire and so on.
I would be happy to assist in the administration in Vic as have experience in setting up Blazeaid from day one. but great to see someone take the first step. Send me a PM if you want a chat mate.



Tony Gallagher
Australia
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02 Jan 2020 06:11


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GD will support you guys in any way we can.



Jack Ogilvie
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02 Jan 2020 07:44


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GPP will always support our own.


Michael Geraghty
Australia
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02 Jan 2020 12:32


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Richard Gray wrote:

Michael, great idea to help out mate, but I reckon it should be limited to greyhound folk effected. (Help out our own) Federal government making cuts across the board at a time when increases are needed is just a prick of a thing to do. Then they rely upon "donations" to pick up the slack on the cuts they introduced... First start would be to find out how many greyhound folk are effected, (clubs may be able to assist with a starting list of participants) then to look at what they need to get back up and running. Leads, beds, kennels, refrigeration, fencing and the list grows significantly. Not all greyhound people are flush with funds for cash donations, but may be able to donate a spare lead, muzzle, dog bed, brush, bowl, rug, spare roll of wire and so on.
I would be happy to assist in the administration in Vic as have experience in setting up Blazeaid from day one. but great to see someone take the first step. Send me a PM if you want a chat mate.

Hi Rich,
I agree that Greyhound folk should be the first beneficiaries, for sure.
I'd also like to think if the WHOLE industry got behind something like this there would be extra funds to help the wider community too.
It certainly wouldn't hurt the industry's image, on the contrary, it would show the humanitarian side to many.

Yes, many dog people aren't cashed up, me included, but more than happy to give what I can.
Anything that could help people that have been affected would be a Godsend.

Really appreciate your offer to admin Vic.
I wrote this thread because I really feel for these people and I'm happy to get my hands dirty.
To be honest, I've got no bloody idea how to transfer the idea into reality so I can't do it on my own.
I'd need PLENTY of help with building the structure.

As far as canvassing donors I have already started.
My local club, Ipswich are putting my proposal to their committee, so it's a positive step.
I'll be making a call to my good friend Luke from the Brizzy club with the same proposal.
We need one or two pledges from clubs and it should start the ball rolling.
Anywhere from $2,000-5,000 from decent sized clubs shouldn't be too big an ask.
Smaller cash strapped club can still donate a 50 trials ticket to be auctioned.
Every club can give something.

I'll also be giving Racing Queensland a call but that's probably hoping against hope...you never know.
What I'd like to see is "Fire Appeal" on the name of races broadcast from every state. How we get the PTB involved I don't know.

All just ideas floating around in my head but it's a cause of Aussies helping Aussies and no-one should be shying away from helping in a small way, PTB included.
I keep thinking about how I'd feel if I lost my dogs and property to fire and I cringe every time.
I probably wouldn't feel because I'd go down with them.

I'm up for the challenge but there needs to be a core group who have a bit more idea on how to execute than me.

I'll PM you Rich if this get a foot hold and we'll have a chat.
Great work setting up Blazeaid, well done mate.

*Unless there is a water tight system in place where EVERY CENT is accounted for, I'll have no part in it.



Michael Geraghty
Australia
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02 Jan 2020 12:35


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Tony Gallagher wrote:

GD will support you guys in any way we can.

Great stuff, Tony.
Let's hope we need that support and the industry can come together and show how it's done.

Thank you.
Be in touch, hopefully.


Michael Geraghty
Australia
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02 Jan 2020 12:37


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Jack Ogilvie wrote:

GPP will always support our own.

You're always one of the first to put up your hand, Jack.
You're a bloody good man.
Don't let them tell you any different.

Cheers mate.


Michael Geraghty
Australia
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02 Jan 2020 12:46


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If anyone has been affected by the fires maybe they could let us know their situation on here.

There might be someone here that can help you.

Cheers.


Ronald George Hunter
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02 Jan 2020 12:50


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Michael,

Maybe Tim Cahill, and Ray Hadley could help!

Cheers Mate,


Michael Geraghty
Australia
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02 Jan 2020 13:00


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ronald george hunter wrote:

Michael,

Maybe Tim Cahill, and Ray Hadley could help!

Cheers Mate,

Great idea, Ron.
Mr. Hadley will be getting an email if there is a whiff of this starting.
Maybe even sooner rather than later.

Cheers mate.



Kevin Wright
Australia
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02 Jan 2020 22:20


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Great Idea Guys ..
Clubs need to all come together ....We can do only so much but we need Clubs all around Australia to come together as one on Social Media Platforms.

Could any one effected right now please post into this page .....

Sale Greyhound Club has opened its kennels ......

Is it possible to open the Traralgon kennels just in case



Michael Geraghty
Australia
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04 Jan 2020 03:59


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Great to see an authority step up to the plate.
Every state needs to follow because every state is affected.

What might be a better idea is that races are named FIRE APPEAL 5th/B8 etc with $50 less to the winner, matched by Grnsw so EVER race is $100 to the appeal.

Hope other states follow...

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Michael Stuart
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04 Jan 2020 04:53


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Go The Red Dog’’ bushfire fundraiser
Saturday, 4 January, 2020, by Greyhound Racing Victoria

Greyhound Racing Victoria will donate $250 to the bushfire appeal every time a greyhound wins a race from the red box at any Victorian track during the month of January.

GRV Board Chair Peita Duncan, along with the Chair of Greyhound Clubs Victoria, Adrian Scott, said GRV, the 13 Victorian clubs and participants had a proud history of banding together to help those in need and the “Red Dog’’ initiative was just one way we could all show our support to the thousands of Victorians going through tough times.

“We will also be naming a race at every meeting in honour of our brave emergency services personnel who, day after day, are putting themselves on the line to fight these horrendous fires,’’ Ms Duncan said.

“Our hearts go out to all those affected and I will be cheering the red dog all through January and hope we can raise tens of thousands of dollars for fire affected communities.

“In addition to the “Red Dog” appeal I know most, if not all, of our clubs will be holding their own separate fundraisers.”

Ms Duncan said Warragul had plans for a fundraiser at its Cup meeting next week and Sale also planned to raise funds at its Australia day meeting.

“So, cheer on the “Red Dog” in January and get along to your local greyhound racing club to support this important initiative for the Victorian community.’’

With 17 dogs winning from the red box in the first four days of January the “Red Dog’’ appeal is off to a flying start with $4250 already in the bushfire appeal.


Michael Geraghty
Australia
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04 Jan 2020 06:24


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Michael Stuart wrote:

Go The Red Dog’’ bushfire fundraiser
Saturday, 4 January, 2020, by Greyhound Racing Victoria

Greyhound Racing Victoria will donate $250 to the bushfire appeal every time a greyhound wins a race from the red box at any Victorian track during the month of January.

GRV Board Chair Peita Duncan, along with the Chair of Greyhound Clubs Victoria, Adrian Scott, said GRV, the 13 Victorian clubs and participants had a proud history of banding together to help those in need and the “Red Dog’’ initiative was just one way we could all show our support to the thousands of Victorians going through tough times.

“We will also be naming a race at every meeting in honour of our brave emergency services personnel who, day after day, are putting themselves on the line to fight these horrendous fires,’’ Ms Duncan said.

“Our hearts go out to all those affected and I will be cheering the red dog all through January and hope we can raise tens of thousands of dollars for fire affected communities.

“In addition to the “Red Dog” appeal I know most, if not all, of our clubs will be holding their own separate fundraisers.”

Ms Duncan said Warragul had plans for a fundraiser at its Cup meeting next week and Sale also planned to raise funds at its Australia day meeting.

“So, cheer on the “Red Dog” in January and get along to your local greyhound racing club to support this important initiative for the Victorian community.’’

With 17 dogs winning from the red box in the first four days of January the “Red Dog’’ appeal is off to a flying start with $4250 already in the bushfire appeal.

Great stuff!
Now it's happening.
RQ?



Richard Gray
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04 Jan 2020 07:38


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Michael or Tony, please give me a yell on 0400578533 when you get a chance. Regards, Rich.



Michael Brcic
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05 Jan 2020 12:56


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Michael Geraghty wrote:

Is it possible that the whole Australian Greyhound racing industry come together and help them?
I'm talking individuals, clubs, and state authorities.

The below is from my Greyhound Syndicate Page on Facebook.

If we always helped one another, no one would need luck. -Sophocles

The impact of these Bushfires across the country is absolutely devastating! To the brave firefighters and volunteers who are selflessly helping those in need, THANK YOU!

To show our thanks and appreciation everytime one of our Greyhounds compete during Jan & Feb we will donate funds to the Australian Bush Fire Appeal.

1st Place = $100
2nd Place = $50
3rd Place = $25
Unplaced = $10

Let's hope there's many winners over the next couple of months

I read your post here on data which prompted me to get involved so thanks MG!



Michael Geraghty
Australia
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05 Jan 2020 14:16


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michael brcic wrote:

Michael Geraghty wrote:

Is it possible that the whole Australian Greyhound racing industry come together and help them?
I'm talking individuals, clubs, and state authorities.

The below is from my Greyhound Syndicate Page on Facebook.

If we always helped one another, no one would need luck. -Sophocles

The impact of these Bushfires across the country is absolutely devastating! To the brave firefighters and volunteers who are selflessly helping those in need, THANK YOU!

To show our thanks and appreciation everytime one of our Greyhounds compete during Jan & Feb we will donate funds to the Australian Bush Fire Appeal.

1st Place = $100
2nd Place = $50
3rd Place = $25
Unplaced = $10

Let's hope there's many winners over the next couple of months

I read your post here on data which prompted me to get involved so thanks MG!

That's absolutely brilliant, Michael.
The degree of devastation is incomprehensible.
There are things going on behind the scenes with this appeal that will be explained soon.

The volume of support and donations from Australians to the ones affected is overwhelming.

At this time it is unclear how many people with Greyhounds are in trouble.

Once the picture becomes clearer, we are going to help them.





Kevin Wright
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05 Jan 2020 21:43


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If you want to help ...Please Donate to Red Cross .

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Richard Gray
Australia
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06 Jan 2020 10:31


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Hold back people




Kevin Wright
Australia
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06 Jan 2020 12:10


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Richard Gray wrote:

Hold back people


Well done Rich hopefully we can get things up and running ...

Is there any Owner Trainer or breeder effected by the fires who needs labour .fencing building yards or kennels ..ASAP .
I have about 30 pet panels and 6 gates
located Lancefeild Victoria
0402644777



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