‘Some of the images we’ve seen are indescribable’: Zara Tindall vows to help victims of the devastating Australian bushfires by fundraising at the Polo on the Gold Coast… after ringing in New Year’s Eve in Sydney
British royal Zara Tindall has vowed to help victims of the ‘indescribable’ bushfire crisis across Australia in a new interview.
The 38-year-old will be attending the Magic Millions Carnival and Raceday this week, where she’ll be one of many celebrity ambassadors helping to raise funds for those affected by the out-of-control blazes.
Helping hand: British royal Zara Tindall (left) has vowed to help victims of the ‘indescribable’ bushfires across Australia in a candid new interview. Pictured alongside husband Mike (right) who is also Down Under with her
‘Some of the images we have seen from the bushfires are just indescribable.’
Equestrian silver Olympic medalist Zara will be joined by fellow ambassadors including jockey Frankie Dettori, Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras and Winx jockey Hugh Bowman.
The week-long event will include an annual polo tournament, yearling sales and a raceday – with each event including a fundraising initiative.
Across Australia, 20 people have died and more than 1,500 homes have been destroyed in bushfires this season.
‘We just want to do something to help in any way possible,’ Equestrian silver Olympic medalist Zara, who is the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, told The Daily Telegraph
It’s believed almost half a billion animals have also been lost in the devastating blazes.
Magic Millions have confirmed they’re also providing temporary homes to horses in the stables on their property, for those affected by the horror fires.
Zara is currently in the country with her rugby star husband, 41-year-old Mike Tindall, and their two children, daughters Mia, five, and Lena, one.
Devastating: Across Australia, 20 people have died and more than 1,500 homes have been destroyed in bushfires this season (pictured are fires in Mallacoota, Victoria)
The Tindalls have been regular visitors to Australia since Zara was named the inaugural Magic Millions Racing Women Ambassador in 2012, spending January between the Gold Coast and Sydney for the past seven years.
She and Mike saw in the New Year in spectacular style in Sydney, watching the fireworks with friends including actress Rebel Wilson from a mansion overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Posting on Instagram, Pitch Perfect star Rebel said she celebrated the New Year with a ‘fun gang’.
Celebrating in style: Zara (second left) and Mike (right) saw the New Year in spectacular style in Sydney, watching the fireworks with friends including actress Rebel Wilson (front) from a mansion overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge