Roar raise $63,000 for Red Cross Queensland Floods Appeal

Brisbane Roar is delighted to announce it has raised $63,354.90 from Friday night’s Hyundai A-League match against the Central Coast Mariners for the Red Cross Queensland Floods Appeal 2013.

Brisbane Roar is delighted to announce it has raised $63,354.90 from Friday night-s Hyundai A-League match against the Central Coast Mariners for the Red Cross Queensland Floods Appeal 2013.

Brisbane-s owners, the Indonesian-based Bakrie Group, pledged a guaranteed $40,000 prior to kick-off to ensure the fundraising efforts got off to the perfect start.

Given the recent devastating floods in Jakarta, the Bakrie Group-s support of those affected by the recent devastating weather in Queensland underlined their support of Queenslanders.

Football Federation Australia also pledged $10,000 to the fundraising efforts.

Further funds were raised from ticket sale profits, proceeds from match program sales and contributions from fans attending the match on the night.

The club-s Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League squads also generously contributed to the fund. Part of the Hyundai A-League squad-s contribution included donating the $500 man-of-the-match award.

Brisbane Roar-s exclusive 1303 Club members, who sponsor the man-of-the-match award, doubled the amount to bring the total to $1000.

The club-s administration staff also contributed their Social Club fund to the appeal.

Brisbane Roar General Manager Sean Dobson said he was extremely proud of the efforts of the club and its fans to help out those who had their lives turned upside down by the extreme weather and flooding.

“When everyone pulls together for a common goal, you can achieve great things,” Dobson said.

“The entire club worked hard over the week and this result is a fantastic reflection of the everyone-s efforts.

“I-d like to thank the Bakrie Group, FFA, the 1303 Club members, the playing and administration staff for their efforts and generosity for those in need.

“Most importantly I-d like to thank our fans for their support of the club in this endeavour and the people of Queensland, many of whom have lost everything for the second time in two years.

“A result like this makes you feel proud to be part of such an amazing club and state.” Red Cross QLD Chairman John Pinney said he was delighted with the generous contribution generated by the football family.

“The generosity of Brisbane Roar, the Football Federation of Australia and Queensland-s family of football supporters shows the strong community spirit that has emerged from this crisis,” Pinney said.

“This major donation will contribute much needed funds to help flood affected communities recover from this devastating disaster.”

Brisbane Roar would like to thank everyone who contributed to such a deserving cause.