During the festival, we will be aiming to raise some funds for two causes. One way this will happen is through a raffle that will be held at the film festival on saturday night.
The first will be for a breeding program for the mountain pygmy possum (via the Mountain Critter Cause), a critically endangered species that is only found in a small number of locations in the Australian Alps.
The second is the Friends of the Earth (FoE) climate campaign. Climate change will transform the mountains we all love, and FoE is working to help transition the state of Victoria from its current reliance on fossil fuels into a clean energy powerhouse.
I’m not very good at asking for funds or support, but have finally started to approach some of my favourite outdoor stores and brands for some help with the festival.
So, big thanks to Bogong, an awesome gear store in Melbourne, for being the first to come on board with some prizes for our raffle on the Saturday night. Thanks to Neil and the team at Bogong for the support.