By night, Ange Stannett is preparing hard for the 2020 NAB AFL Women’s pre-season. By day, she was working hard to leverage her role as a personal trainer to help raise money for bushfire relief.
As the nation’s bushfire disaster continues to unfold, Stannett is the latest AFL/AFLW player to put their hand up to help out.
At her gym at Revo Fitness in Vic Park, who made a separate $10,000 donation, Stannett packed out a workout room with 42 people for an hour-long session that raised $1800 for the Red Cross.
Stannett’s Freo teammates Evie Gooch, Philipa Seth, Mia-Rae Clifford and Janelle Cuthbertson all pitched in to help the session run smoothly.
“The day went so well we managed to raise $1800, so that’s amazing in itself and it’s an amount I didn‘t expect we’d reach,” Stannett said.
“It shows again how much the community is prepared to get around the rest of Australia.
“It was a fantastic day and a great turnout and it definitely couldn’t have gone as well if it wasn’t for all the help I had.
“Everyone got a sweat up, everyone enjoyed themselves and there were a lot of smiling faces.”
Stannett said she’s been thrilled to see the country get behind those in need.
“The fires have been absolutely devastating and I think we’ve been quite fortunate over in WA, as it hasn’t been anywhere as severe,” Stannett said.
“I know if this was happening in our own backyard the country would pull together behind us.
“I think it’s important for us to do our bit, every little bit counts. Whether it’s $1 or a million like some businesses and celebrities, or even just a social media appeal and encouragement for other people to donate.
“The more we can do, the more we can raise to help out the others in need.”