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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis donate $500,000 to Australian bushfire relief fundraiser


Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have contributed to the charitable fundraiser set up to help those affected by the devastating bushfires.

The fires, which have been raging through the country for weeks, have said to have killed in excess of 500million animals and destroyed countless communities as firefighters bravely battle the intense and unrelenting heat.

While criticism continues to be directed at Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a number of well-known celebrity names have joined the fight by donating large sums of money to the fundraiser set up to aid those affected by the fires.

After Sir Elton John announced his intentions to donate $1million during his recent performance in Sydney, Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds bandmate Warren Ellis have joined the cause by adding a hugely generous donation of $500,000.

Cave, originally born in Warracknabeal, a small country town in the Australian state of Victoria, has seen his hometown significantly affected by the wildfires as local residents join forces to create open homes for donations of food, toiletries and animals in a bid to stick together.

Now, in a bid to help the cause, Cave and Ellis have contributed with a huge charitable donation. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the fires destroying our beloved Australia,” Cave said in a post on social media.

“We are pledging $500,000 to some of the many organisations carrying out selfless and courageous work aiding and supporting communities and wildlife who have been hit by this overwhelming devastation.”

He added. “We urge everyone to do whatever they can to help. With love to Australia, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis and families.”