Kylie Minogue donates £265k to bushfire crisis as she watches her homeland burn

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Heartbroken Kylie Minogue has selflessly donated £265k to the Australian bushfire crisis in an attempt to try and salvage her home place.

A state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales as more than 200 bushfires continue to rage, endangering animals, destroying vegetation and killing at least 24 people to date.

And now, the 51-year-old star has revealed on Instagram that she and her family – including sister Dani – are donating $500k Australian dollars (£265k) to firefighting efforts.

The 51-year-old star has revealed on Instagram that she and her family are donating $500,000 to the cause.
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Sharing a candid photo of herself standing in a field with burnt out grass and the stunning Australian backdrop behind her, Kylie explained her devastation at the state of her birth place in her caption.

She wrote: “Last year I had the incredible opportunity of visiting some of the many beautiful places in my homeland for the first time. Returning home to such devastation throughout much of the country is heartbreaking.”

“As a family, we’ve donated $500,000 towards the immediate firefighting efforts and the ongoing support which will be required. Big or small, from near or far, any support will help those affected by the devastating bushfires.”

Former  Neighbours  star Kylie was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1968

Former  Neighbours  star Kylie was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1968. Her sister Dannii currently still resides down under and she recently shared advice on how to stay safe while living amid the fires on social media.

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth and his family have also pledged $1 million towards the crisis and has  heavily encouraged his 39 million followers to donate whatever they can afford to give in order to save his country.

The  Thor  star said on Instagram: “The bushfires in Australia have caused massive devastation. They continue to burn, there’s warmer weather on its way, we’re really still in the thick of it here and there’s plenty of challenging times still to come. What we need is your support.”

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Another high profile celebrity who has also pledged a hefty donation includes hit US song maker Pink.

Taking to Twitter , the ‘Like A Pill’ singer announced that she intended to donate $500,00 to the crisis services in order to do her part.

On Twitter, she wrote: “I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires. I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines. My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz.”

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