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GB women are raising Australia bushfire funds PIC: WORLDSPORTPICS

The Great Britain women’s squad are raising funds for the Australian bushfires, with a raffle to win the Olympic champions’ sticks.

The 26 players in the squad, currently in Australia preparing for their FIH Pro League openers, have each donated a brand new stick to the raffle which the team will then donate to the winning school or club.

The prize will be shipped worldwide so that “everyone can make a difference”.

The three-week appeal had already surpassed £1,000 in 12 hours since the raffle was launched and the GB team is well on the way to amassing big funds with the closing date set for February 11.

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The squad united in saying: “We want to play our part in helping raise the awareness of this awful tragedy as each day these fires rage on and each day the lands are destroyed and lives of both humans and animals are lost.

“All funds raised will be donated to Penny Appeals Australian Bushfire Emergency who are making sure that firefighters have the means to carry on their life-saving work.”

Click here to find out more details on the raffle.

Meanwhile, Hockeyroo Kalindi Commerford has pledged to donate $AUS 50 to the Treading Lightly Inc Milton Ulladulla Region Bushfire Appeal for every goal scored by both Australia and Belgium’s men’s and women’s teams across the two match days, plus $AUS 100 for every goal she scores during the Pro League encounters.

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