Bob Hawke gives a hand to Protect our Aussie Species
Saving our iconic Aussie species was Bob Hawke’s birthday wish this year.
At the unveiling of his remoulded wax hand that now holds a can of his own beer, Hawke’s Lager, the former Prime Minister called on the Australian public to help out Landcare groups working to save our endangered Aussie species.
Landcare Australia partner, Hawke’s Brewing Co., collaborated with Madame Tussauds Sydney for Mr Hawke’s birthday gift, with the new and improved wax Bob sharing a cheers with the real Bob at an event celebrating Mr Hawke’s 88th birthday at the Clovelly Hotel in Sydney.
While Mr Hawke was ‘given a hand’ for his birthday, he encouraged all Australians to give him a hand by donating to Landcare Australia’s “Protect Our Aussie Species Appeal”. The appeal funds projects that help protect the future of Aussie species, like vulnerable koalas in the Port Macquarie region of New South Wales, or the endangered coastal emu, Richmond birdwing butterfly, and the southern cassowary.
“I hope this gesture will help Landcare raise awareness and support to safeguard the future of Australia’s vulnerable and endangered species,” said Mr Hawke.
Mr Hawke generously donates all royalties from Hawke’s Lager to Landcare Australia.