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Chris Hemsworth Is Donating £520k To Help Fight Aussie Wildfires

Chris Hemsworth Is Donating £520k To Help Fight Aussie Wildfires

Chris Hemsworth has taken to social media to reveal he and his family have donated $1M AUD (the equivalent of £520,000) to a selection of organisations supporting those affected by the Australian wildfires.

In a video posted on his Instagram, the Aussie actor, 36, urged followers to "dig deep" and said "every penny counts" in the fight against the unprecedented fires that have been devastating Australia since September.

Captioning the video, Chris wrote: "Hi everyone. Like you, I want to support the fight against the bushfires here in Australia.


"My family and I are contributing a million dollars. Hopefully you guys can chip in too. Every penny counts so whatever you can muster up is greatly appreciated."

The Thor actor linked followers to several charities and organisations via his bio, adding: "Beyond appreciative to everyone around the world for their well wishes and donations. It really does make a difference, so dig deep! Love ya."

Chris, whose brother Liam Hemsworth also reposted the video, isn't the only celebrity to have donated an incredible amount of money to the cause.

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Elton John has pledged $1 million, while earlier this week, Kylie Minogue revealed she had donated $500,000 AUD (£261,000) to a selection of charities, too.

She reminded fans: "Big or small, from near or far, any support will help those affected by the devastating bushfires."


Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman along with husband, Keith Urban have pledged $500,000 (AUD) towards the emergency services.

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Pop star Pink also announced to Twitter followers she had donated $500,000 (USD) - which is the equivalent of £381,000 - to local fire services who have been working tirelessly to battle the fires.

She explained she was "totally devastated" by what was happening in Australia and said her heart went out to "friends and family in Oz."


It's also thought Kim Kardashian has donated to the cause, after hitting out at a fan who accused her of "not donating a penny".

Taking to Twitter to address the now deleted tweet, she wrote: "Nothing gets me more heated than to see people think they know what we donated to and to think we have to publicise everything."

Meanwhile, sister Khloe Kardashian tweeted: "Good deeds should be done with intention and not for attention.

"We are all blessed to be able to bless others even if it is in the slightest way. But we do not need to be boastful about that.


"Be boastful in regards to teaching others how they may be able to help as well."

Incredibly, comedian Celeste Barber has managed to raise over $40 million dollars (thought to be the equivalent of £23 million) after launching a global fundraiser last week.

At least 25 people have lost their lives in the devastating fires, while an estimated 480 million animals have been killed in the blaze, which has spread through the southeast of Australia over the last few months.

Meanwhile, almost 2,000 homes are reported to have been destroyed, while at present, the Insurance Council of Australia have predicted the damage to have reached £370 million already, although this number is expected to rise.

If you'd like to help support those affected by the fires, there are a number of charities and organisations you can donate to, including the World Wildlife Fund, the Australian Red Cross, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and Wildlife Warriors.

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Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]