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PostSubject: Stars align for flood appeal   Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:13 am

So often lambasted for leading greedy and superfluous lifestyles, many of the world's biggest sports names have answered the cause in the name of the Queensland flood relief appeal.

Socceroos maestro Tim Cahill made his plea clear both on and off the field at the AFC Asian Cup in Qatar, and foxsports.com.au also reported on Tuesday that England cricket star Kevin Pietersen had also come to the party.

Cahill's ebay auction, including flights to the UK and seats in Cahill's box at an Everton match as well as a plethora of signed memorabilia, is already sitting at $A25,000 with eight days of bidding still remaining.

Pietersen, meanwhile, showed that you don't have to be Australian to feel the effects of the national tragedy.

Pietersen is offering flights and accommodation as well as tickets to the Australia-England one-day international in Perth on February 6, in addition to his England shirt and a bat from the victorious Ashes Test series.

Tennis ace Andy Roddick, a frequent visitor to Queensland in his Australian Open preparations, has also stepped up to help a part of the world for which he has never been shy in his adoration.

Roddick made good on a promise to Australia's Sam Stosur that he would dig deep, contributing $A10,000 to the relief appeal.

The actions of some of sport's biggest names are not only set to make a financial impact in the region but they also lead to news of the appeal spreading far beyond Australia's shores.

Along the way, they are showing how such a devastating situation can transcend parochial sporting bias and socio-economic borders.

Closer to home the AFL has announced that it, along with the 18 clubs, will chip in $A500,000.

Meanwhile Queensland Reds brothers Saia and Anthony Faingaa have urged Super Rugby players across the nation to follow their lead by donating their first match payments of the 2011 season to the appeal.

And sporting fans across the country may yet see a positive out of all the tragedy, with Shane Warne and former England fast bowler Darren Gough in talks to have a Twenty20 "legends" game played at the MCG, an event they successfully staged in response to the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami.

http://www.foxsports.com.au/other-sports/kevin-pietersen-andy-roddick-among-sports-stars-donating-time-and-money-in-aid-of-queensland-flood-relief-appeal/story-e6frf56c-1225986218580


Every bit counts good to see the sporting community getting involved. Timmy is a deadset legend.
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:44 am

Yeah it is just great to see everyone getting involved and helping out.

Saw the Timmy auction along with the Soceroos shirt on eBay, they will both go for heaps.

Quade Cooper and others have been going around helping out with the sandbags and helping out wherever needed and he is urging many others to get involved and help out.

Just great to see.
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:51 am

American metal/hardcore band the Dillinger Escape Plan have also donated and are spreading the word on their facebook. Good lads
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:53 am

Yeah, everyone is getting involved from everywhere around the world. It's good to watch.
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:16 am

Port have offered up 500,000 a long with the other 17 clubs? Since when did we have that kind of money Neutral Good to see the sport stars chipping in!
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:22 am

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Port have offered up 500,000 a long with the other 17 clubs? Since when did we have that kind of money Neutral Good to see the sport stars chipping in!

500,000 between the 18 clubs
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:29 am

maybe each player is sacrificing some of their salary? just a guess
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:33 am

What I don't get is. Is that more people died in the Newcastle cyclone flood but it didn't get even have the media coverage that the Brisbane flash flood has.

No disrespect to any victims, but disrespect to the Media.
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:41 am

I don't know how many actually passed away in that, but what I do know is the death toll here is going to rise a lot.
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:29 am

just heard Warnie is waiting for a reply for a charity 20/20 cricket match as per twitter and russell crowe replyed "do you need any more help?"

good to see.
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:28 pm

jtm91 wrote:
Bendtner52 wrote:
Port have offered up 500,000 a long with the other 17 clubs? Since when did we have that kind of money Neutral Good to see the sport stars chipping in!

500,000 between the 18 clubs
Ahhhh. I was gonna say.
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:19 pm

I love these kinds of stories, amazing stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:33 pm

Thehattrickrabbit wrote:
What I don't get is. Is that more people died in the Newcastle cyclone flood but it didn't get even have the media coverage that the Brisbane flash flood has.

No disrespect to any victims, but disrespect to the Media.

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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:21 pm

It's upto $265k incredible!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:33 pm

jackcf_93 wrote:
Thehattrickrabbit wrote:
What I don't get is. Is that more people died in the Newcastle cyclone flood but it didn't get even have the media coverage that the Brisbane flash flood has.

No disrespect to any victims, but disrespect to the Media.


I don't think THTR has thought about these facts:

1. How much Australia as a whole have lost out in the agriculture sector.
2. How much damage has been done as compared to the Newcastle event.
3. The Brisbane flood was not a flash flood you idiot, the Brisbane river burst its banks.
4. Pretty much the economy has lost billions.

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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:55 pm

Well said Damo.
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:44 am

Boguts is upto $50,000 already!
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:27 am

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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:45 pm

Caity wrote:
It's upto $265k incredible!!!

$425,000 now!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:03 pm

apparently people are still working in houses in ipswich. how good are people in aus atm
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:03 am

If I had any sort of money, I'd bid on Bogut's offer. Would be massive.
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:12 am

Cahill is going for 600,000 grand. Gob Smacking
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:40 am

It's incredible... 660'600!@!!

I can't even believe it's gone this high Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:55 am

Also big pat on the back to the people making these bids
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PostSubject: Re: Stars align for flood appeal   Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:38 am

Upto 800'000 now!!! Holy Surprised 4 days to go aswell..

Now 900'000 omg..
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