Australian Spirit Soars

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12
January 2020
06:00 PM AEDT
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27
January 2020
06:00 PM AEDT

About Our Auction

A Global Travel Auction for Australian Bushfire Relief

The travel industry is a close knit one, both in Australia and around the world. In light of the tragic events across Australia with the bushfire crisis, the teams at Élysée Collective and World Resorts of Distinction have launched Australian Spirit Soars.

Teaming with our brilliant band of hotel, resort and lodge friends from around the world, we’ve created an online silent auction for incredible travel experiences, raising funds for Australian Wildlife Rescue Centre, WIRES. Items available for auction listed below. Thank you all for your support. We are beyond grateful.

Our beloved country is burning and its inhabitants are choking. More than 250 million metric tonnes of CO2 (half our annual output) have been emitted as a result of these fires, making the air in places like Sydney and Canberra hazardous for human health.⁣ Let alone the catastrophic effects on our planet the environment.

Australia needs our help. What you would be spending on your 2020 getaway, spend it here, for a good cause.

Love Tess and Alice xxx

*Please note all Auction Items have been listed in USD
** For any enquiries, please email alice@elyseecollective.com.au or tess@wrd.com.au

ABOUT | WIRES

WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 30 years and is the largest wildlife rescue organisation in Australia.

In WIRES history they have never seen a concurrent series of emergencies events like those that began in November. Hundreds of fires over weeks have burnt over 4.9 million hectares of land in NSW alone. Many animals were already struggling with a lack of water and food due to the drought. With the fires destroying unprecedented amounts of habitat, food shortages have increased and lack of suitable habitat will be a significant long-term challenge for surviving wildlife.

It is impossible to know how many animals have perished and it will be many months before the impact on wild populations can be better understood but ecologists at Sydney University have estimated over 800 million animals have been affected in NSW and over 1 billion animals in Australia since September.

Summer is a frantically busy time for wildlife rescue and there are still over 100 fires burning in NSW. In December alone there were over 20,000 calls to WIRES 1300 line, a 14% increase on last year, and volunteers attended over 3,300 rescues.



About Australian Spirit Soars

The travel industry is a close knit one, both in Australia and around the world. In light of the tragic events across Australia with the bushfire crisis, the teams at Élysée Collective and World Resorts of Distinction have launched Australian Spirit Soars. Teaming with our brilliant band of hotel, resort and lodge friends from around the world, we’ve created an online silent auction for incredible travel experiences, raising funds for a few of our charities and foundations in need. Thank you all for your support. We are beyond grateful. Love Tess and Alice xxx

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