Canberra Raiders scoring tries to help tackle Canberra’s housing crisis

Lachlan Roberts 23 August 2018

Every Raider try is worth an incredible $400 and every conversion a further $200. Photo: Supplied by Canberra Raiders.

The Canberra Raiders only need to score 14 points against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at GIO Stadium this Saturday afternoon to help raise $90,000 for charity.

This season, every point the Green Machine scored in their NRL clashes at GIO Stadium counted for more than just what’s displayed on the scoreboard.

For the third year running, the Raiders pledged to donate $100 to Homes for Homes – a charity that aims to tackle Australia’s affordable housing crisis – for every point they score at a home game. This means every Raider try is worth an incredible $400 and every conversion a further $200.

The Raiders and Denman Prospect donated $34,000 in 2016 and $29,200 last year, and need a remaining $1,400 to reach $90,000 raised over the last three seasons.

Denman Prospect project director Nick McDonald Crowley said they will announce this season’s donation after the full-time siren on Saturday afternoon.

“The Raiders’ long-term commitment to Homes for Homes turns every try scored at home games into $400 and every conversion into a further $200 donation to help address the shortage of social and affordable housing,” he said.

“We have been proud sponsors of the team and this initiative, which funds social and affordable projects in the ACT.”

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart said the club was proud to join Denman Prospect in strengthening communities here in the ACT and all money raised will stay in the ACT for local Homes For Homes projects.

Denman Prospect is also the first entire Australian suburb committed to the Homes for Homes initiative, donating an additional $126,000 so far as a result of land sales in the suburb.

Don’t miss the Canberra Raiders clash with the South Sydney Rabbitohs this Saturday afternoon at GIO Stadium, with kickoff at 3 pm.

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