With the damage from the once-in-a-hundred-year Kimberly floors stacking up, a group of Albany locals has decided to put their efforts behind raising some funds to help the flood-ravaged wildlife. Hosted at the White Star Hotel and organised by the team from the Shed, the event dubbed Subsiders features a range of local acts from the folk tunes of Banjo Werm to the thrashing punk of PACKHOaRSE. There will also be prizes and giveaways on the night and local businesses including Gold MX, Bobs Bikes, Stock Records, Gravel Skateboards and Wisedumb Skateboards are supporting the event. Entry for the night is free with a percentage of proceeds from the event being donated to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy whose conservation efforts have been heavily impacted by the floods. The floods caused substantial destruction to the AWC’s Mornington-Marion Downs and Charnley River-Artesian Range Wildlife Sanctuaries. AWC Kimberly projects coordinator Chloe Kobel said the Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary, which was impacted by the floods, was very remote, located off the Gibb River Road five hours East of Derby. “Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary resides on Bunuba and Kija Country (over 300,000ha) and was the ecological research hub for AWC in the Kimberley with over 20 years’ worth of wildlife and ecology data,” she said. Alex ‘Cus’ Rolph from The Shed said the community had been very responsive and keen to get behind the gig, with local businesses throwing in products for prizes such as clothing, skate gear and vouchers. “If we could raise a few grand that would be awesome,” he said. “The White Star will put a percentage of takings towards us, so it depends on how many people get down and spend money. “You can donate on the night as well, we will have some QR codes set up so you can go straight to the site and donate. “It’s actually the most significant flood that WA has ever seen. Mr Rolph said he would work with the AWC to see how much money they could raise and where the money could be best spent.