The East Gippsland community was devastated by the bushfires last summer with many businesses, farmers and families impacted. So too was its football community. Altona City Soccer Club set up a fundraiser to support the families of the East Gippsland United FC that were unable to pay for their children’s 2020 soccer fees.
Unfortunately, due to COVID, our bush fire raffle and gold coin collection at the Lightning Cup was unable to take place.
Thankfully due to the determination of Toby, his family, and Football 4 Football Bush Relief fundraising coordinator Kim Powell the third planned part of our fundraising went ahead.
Altona City SC U18 player Toby Wright wanted to help the cause and put his hand up to shave his good crop of curly hair. A GoFundMe page was set up and Toby raised a very impressive $1,339.05 for the families of the East Gippsland FC.
Thank you, to Toby for stepping up and ‘donating’ his hair to assist with the bushfire fundraising efforts and to Kim Powell for all your hard work in leading the Football 4 Football Bush Fire Relief fundraising campaign.
Check out the before, during, and after photos of Toby’s head shave.