Survivor Uncorks a Charity Winner - The Herald Sun

Thursday, 30 May 2013 Source:  Herald Sun
BLACK Saturday survivor David Laity knows firsthand the work volunteers do in an emergency. In the days after losing his home in the fatal fires of 2009, he joined Country Fire Authority firefighters in a bid to help. But his generous actions didn't stop there.

Mr Laity, 44, volunteers for Woodend CFA and has raised $140,000 for the organisation and charities through selling wine. With the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal donation he received, he set up Goodwill Wine, from which people can buy quality wine. Half of the profits go to an organisation or charity of their choice.

"My goal was to pay for the help I received," Mr Laity said, adding that $13,000 had been donated to the CFA. The Vineyard restaurant in St Kilda helped raise $10,000 of this. The donation has helped Dixons Creek brigade in the Yarra Valley get equipment, including a defibrillator.

WARNING: Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence
* To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (penalty exceeds $6,000)
* For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (penalty exceeds $500) ABN 94 261 305 987 . Liquor Licence number: 36114849. Fundraising Registration Number 11008. Subject to the provisions of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.

Goodwill Wine uses 100% recycled cartons and offsets all of our freight around the country with Greenfleet, planting a variety of native trees in permanent forests that help to reduce soil erosion and provide essential habitat for native wildlife