Australian actress Lucy Fry has joined forces with Big Scrub Landcare to help save the rainforests of northern New South Wales in a new global fundraising campaign.
Fry, who played lead roles in the films Wolf Creek and Bright, is lending her voice, and painting skills, to the cause as a ‘Voice of The Rainforest’ for Big Scrub Landcare. Prints of the Brisbane-born actress’ artwork will form part of the campaign which aims to raise funds for the restoration and care of rainforest remnants in Byron Bay and surrounds.
Already a voice of One Earth’s Global Safety Net initiative, Fry decided to broaden her conservation advocacy to rainforest protection in a region close to her hometown and her heart.
“I was inspired to start working with Big Scrub Landcare after learning about the incredible biodiversity of the region and to help combat climate change by regenerating native forests,” Fry said.
“The Big Scrub has the highest number of Gondwana-descendant species of any patch of rainforest in Australia and still boasts one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the country. Living away from home during this time got me thinking about how I can help the rainforest where I grew up and miss so much.”
From her base in New York, Fry, who is also a budding artist, painted a green tree frog, prints of which will be sent to those who donate through the campaign’s Give Now page.
Founder and Executive Chairman of Big Scrub Landcare, Dr Tony Parkes AO, said Big Scrub Landcare was thrilled to have a homegrown actress lend a hand to the cause.
“Lucy is building herself a fantastic career in the arts but we have been equally impressed with her work in conservation and her knowledge of the Big Scrub. It’s very exciting to have a passionate, young personality work with our team to help preserve the ecologically significant rainforests of our region.”
Readers are encouraged to head to https://www.givenow.com.au/rainforest-revival to join Lucy in becoming a Voice of the Rainforest. Contributors to the certain fundraising tiers will receive cards or prints of Fry’s artwork and/or a copy of Big Scrub Landcare’s book Journey Through Time.