WESTFIELD RAISES A FURTHER $700,000 FOR BUSHFIRE APPEAL
16 February 2009
The Westfield Group has raised a further $700,000 from its shoppers and staff in a fundraising drive to support the victims of the Victorian bushfires. This is in addition to the $1 million corporate donation made by the Group last week.
A special Westfield staff fundraising day was held last Friday, with the Lowy family contributing $500,000.
Westfield centres nationally have been a community donation point since mid last week, with around $160,000 donated by shoppers.
Customer service desks at all Westfield centres will continue to be a donation point until the end of February.
The Westfield Group (ASX Code: WDC) is an internally managed, vertically integrated, shopping centre group undertaking ownership, development, design, construction, funds/asset management, property management, leasing and marketing activities and employing in excess of 4,000 staff worldwide. It has investment interests in 119 shopping centres in four countries, with a total value of around $60 billion and is the largest retail property group in the world by equity market capitalisation.