Onya Magazine lends a helping hand

Posted January 20th, 2011 by in

This Australia Day, Onya Magazine and a host of local businesses and organisations will come together at a special event to raise much needed funds for flood devastated Queensland.

More than 75 per cent of Queensland has been declared a disaster zone following a mass down pour of rain of what has been described as the worst flood in over 100 years. The official Queensland flood death toll has risen to 20 and damages to agriculture, mining, infrastructure, tourism and local business is likely to cost the nation $30 billion. While the Queensland Premier’s Flood Appeal has surpassed $127 million, much more will be needed to help recover the state.

This is why Onya Magazine has decided to host the Onya Aid event at Honey Bar on the afternoon of January 26, with 100 per cent of proceeds being donated to the Queensland flood appeal.

Onya Magazine Director and Editor-In-Chief Sandi Sieger said, “Australia is known for its mateship, especially in times of need. When our neighbours are in trouble, Australians step up and that’s what Onya Aid is all about – community and mateship.”

The event will host a silent auction of items from Australian companies, and a live auction at 2pm for big ticket items like a Ken Duncan framed print, athletic memorabilia and more. There will be live music, Byron Cooke spinning disks and Melbourne celebrities and local identities in attendance. Entry to the event is just $5 on the door, with 100% of proceeds from admission, auctions, donations and Honey Bar profits being contributed directly to the cause.

Honey Bar owner Steve Vallas, who has also generously donated his venue and time, said, “Every little bit counts and we are just doing what we can. There is nothing more Aussie than a beer on Australia Day, so why not have a beer with us and help in getting Queenslanders back on their feet.”

For further information, visit: http://www.onyamagazine.com

To donate to The Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal, call 1800 219 028 or visit: http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html