Bundaberg has been named GoFundMe's third most generous city in Australia in its recent annual Year In Help report.
Queensland dominated the top five in 2022, with cities Mackay, Bundaberg and Hervey Bay taking out spots two, three and four.
Australia’s top 10 most generous cities for 2022 are:
- Wagga Wagga (NSW)
- Mackay (QLD)
- Bundaberg (QLD)
- Hervey Bay (QLD)
- Mandurah (WA)
- Launceston (TAS)
- Bunbury (WA)
- Maitland (NSW)
- Ballarat (VIC)
- Gosford (NSW)
Director for GoFundMe Australia, Nicola Britton, said that calls for support are answered quickly in cities due to the close-knit nature of Australian communities, meaning generosity can spread rapidly.
“The generosity shown by millions of Australians who donated or launched fundraisers on GoFundMe this year shows that the Aussie spirit of mateship, and backing those in need, is stronger than ever despite economic uncertainty,” she said.
“In the post-pandemic period of rising cost of living, a national housing crisis, and continuing flooding events, it’s important now more than ever that we stand side by side to help one another as personal circumstances continue to evolve.
“Wagga Wagga took out the top spot in 2019 and it’s great to see this generous community continuing to be recognised as one of Australia’s most generous cities.”
The top GoFundMe fundraisers in Bundaberg were:
- Thank you for supporting us – Brupeg's got power
- Bundy help this amazing family at this tough time
- Lily's fight
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