Controversial Event Raises 900k For Bushfire Appeal 2009: Mick Gatto

Controversial event raises 900k for bushfire appeal

Mick Gatto says he is proud of his achievement.
[file photo] (ABC TV) The money came from a controvesial Black Saturday bushfire fundraising event that he organised last month. CFA chief executive officer Neil Bibby says the money will be used to develop leadership programs. The fundraiser attracted some criticism at the time, particularily from crime fighting groups. But Mr Gatto says he is proud of the achievement. “Our event has given one hundred per cent of our charity to the CFA not like all these other charities that take 80 per cent in administration fees,” he said. Mr Bibby said the event started as a barbeque and snowballed from that.
“It’s the best snowball I’ve seen for a long time,” he said.

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