Amazing Race Bushfires Fundraiser

Rebecca Varidel
22nd Jan 2020

Nick and Femi, two mental health nurses who recently completed The Amazing Race Australia have generously put together a fundraiser for the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund to help those in need both during and after the bushfires.

The boys have rallied the cast of The Amazing Race together for the event tomorrow night Thursday 23 January for a good cause. Handpicked Wines has also generously provided the awesome venue (their Urban Cellar Door in Chippendale) for the evening and all ticket sales going towards the Red Cross.

Tickets are on EventBrite.

Nick Evbuomwan commented: “You can’t help but feel helpless watching the country burn for the last few months and seeing so many people lose their homes and businesses. Femi and I had to do something to contribute to the amazing efforts of the Australian Red Cross.”

Femi Ogunsiji added: “When we put the call out to the crew from the show everyone was happy to get involved. One thing about Australians is we all stand together and help during times of crisis.”

Fans of the show and those simply wanting to have a good night out for a great cause can purchase a ticket for $30 (all proceeds go to the Australian Red Cross disaster relief). Each ticket includes two complimentary glasses of Prosecco, cheese and charcuterie canapés and the chance to mingle with the cast of The Amazing Race as well as other Aussie celebrities in attendance.

Handpicked Wines will donate 10% of all bar proceeds for the entire night to the Australian Red Cross as well as providing a stunning venue for this fundraiser.

An auction will take place to raise additional funds for disaster relief with prizes including memorabilia from the show, hotel and restaurant vouchers and money can’t buy experiences such as a double dinner date with Nick and Femi. Some of the fabulous hotel stays include 3 nights at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives including food and beverage (worth almost $15,000!), 5 nights at the Concorde Hotel Singapore in a Premier Suite, 4 nights at the Hard Rock Hotel Penang in a Sea View Deluxe Room - and more!