FLIP SIMMONS: January 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011


After the devastation and horror which swept through 75% of Queensland in the past few weeks, some of Australia's leading performers in MusicTheatre, Television, Comedy. Cabaret and pop will take to the stage for a one-night-only benefit concert in Sydney.

Click on the image above to go to the FLOOD LIGHT official site and join the Flood Light  FACEBOOK page for more updates

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Country

" I love a sunburnt country,
 A land of sweeping plains,
 Of ragged mountain ranges,
 Of drought and flooding rains,
 I love her far horizons,
 I love her jewel sea,
 Her beauty and her terror -
 The wide brown land for me." 

  -- Dorothea Mackellar OBE


The second stanza, of Dorothea Mackellar's poem, 
describes Australia so exquisitely.  

As Queensland faces such terrible devastation at the hands these terrible floods, I am constantly reminded and moved - by the news reports, and by the growing social media attention - of the generosity of spirit and charity that is shared. 

We are living in extraordinary times and we are surrounded by extraordinary people - whether we know it or not - these people shape our lives and help us to grow, and continue to learn, and prosper, and sometimes... just plain, continue. 

Last year, I was blessed with some amazing people helping me in ways I will never be able to repay - and I will be FOREVER thankful. 

I know I seem to push a lot of charities sometimes, but I firmly believe in giving - It is something that was instilled in me from a young age, by my extraordinary father.

There are so many people and animals needing help right now. 

It makes me truly proud to be an Australian, hearing such brave stories & watching our nation's spirit & support amidst such disaster & hardship.

PLEASE DONATE! As when the water clears, there will be so many in need... And even though they will never be able to repay you, I guarantee you, they will be FOREVER grateful for the love and support.

Click on the images above to donate. x

EDITOR UPDATE: Flip is currently helping to organise a benefit concert to raise funds. 
Keep posted for more details - Most likely to be updated on TWITTER and FACEBOOK daily. 

Saturday, January 01, 2011

1/1/11 @ 1:11

Here's to new beginnings!


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