Racing club to fundraise for fire appeal

The Melbourne Racing Club will use its two race meetings over the Australia Day weekend this month as a way to help raise funds for those affected by the bushfires.

MRC chairman Peter Le Grand announced that gate admissions from the meetings at Mornington on January 24 and Caulfield on January 25 will be donated to a fund to help those impacted by the bush fires.

Collections will be taken on those days.

It will be free entry for fire services personnel and their families at those meetings.

The MRC said all money donated to the MRC Foundation during January would also go towards the bushfire relief effort.