Stephen Moyer of True Blood in Australian Footy and Meat Pies Charity Event

March 1, 2009 by  

Stephen Moyer of True Blood took time out of his busy schedule to participate in the Australian Bush Fire Relief “Footy and Meat Pies” Charity Event on Saturday, February 28, 2009. The event was organized by Anthony LaPaglia to raise funds to help the many people who have been devastated by the bush fires that have ripped through Victoria, Australia. Mr. LaPaglia co-ordinated the fundraiser through his Californian soccer club Hollywood United and called on local Austalian and American celebrities and current and former pro soccer players to come out to Pacific Palisades to play a 7 person per side soccer tournament.


“When we started to see all of the images coming through from the Victorian fires, I just thought this is what were here for, this is what we do,” he said. It was terrible to see entire towns wiped out and to see images of cars burnt to a crisp trying to get out just horrifying images. Without hesitation, people – world-class soccer players and celebrities not just from Australia but from America and Britain too – put up their hands to use their profile to help.”

Australian Bushfire Relief Event - Hollywood Football Club

After finishing working on the set of “True Blood” Anna Paquin came straight to the event to lend her support to this worthy charity and watch Stephen participate in the tournament. Despite being tired from the long night of shooting Anna was cheerful and spoke to numerous people who requested interviews and photos.

At the end of the day British billionaire Richard Branson, whose Virgin empire has already donated more than $500,000 to the bushfire appeal presented a cheque for $10,000 to the Australian Red Cross on behalf of V Australia.

Australian Bushfire Relief Event - Hollywood Football Club

You can still donate to help out. To contribute by check please mail to 11630 Chayote Street, #4. Los Angeles, CA, 90049 and make payable to Australian Red Cross. Ref. HUFC Donation.

You can also make donations online (Minimum $5.00 AUS = ~$8 USD) at and click ‘Make a Donation’.




SOURCE: Anthony LaPaglia, Simon Baker in Victoria bushfire charity soccer

(Photo Credits: Rupert Thorpe and