Fremantle's Purple Hands Foundation Kimberley Floods Appeal has raised $50,000 for the region devastated by the worst floods in Western Australia's history.
Fremantle Football Club would like to thank Members and fans for their generous donations to the Appeal that was launched last week.
Contributions from the public, along with Fremantle Dockers players, reached $32,370 and Fremantle Football Club today rounded up the total to $50,000.
"I just want to reach out and give a massive shout out to the Freo family," said Fremantle Dockers forward Bailey Banfield, who hails from Broome.
"With player and the public donations we reached over 30 thousand dollars which is amazing. Then the club announced today, we're going to be topping that up to get to 50k which is going to be a massive support up there.
"We're going to be helping out as much as we can in coming months to continue that recovery effort and also to keep the morale and enthusiasm up there as well."
The Kimberley region forms part of Fremantle's Next Generation Academy zone, and is where the Purple Hands Foundation runs its successful Kimberley Connected social impact program in schools across the region.
"Raising $50,000 in one week is more than we could ever imagine," said Purple Hands Foundation Operations Manager Emma Pass.
"The Purple Hands Foundation has built strong connections in the Kimberley region in its inaugural year, and is grateful to be able to support our friends and families in the region during this crisis.
"The people of the Kimberley have embraced the programs the PHF have delivered on country, therefore we feel it is important to repay their warmth, connection and friendship by supporting them at this tough time."
All donations made to the PHF Kimberley Floods Appeal will now be passed on directly as one 'Purple Army' lump sum to the Lord Mayors Distress Relief Fund (LMDRF), Western Australia's official State emergency fund.