12 Mar 2009

Westminster Abbey to host bushfire memorial

10:55 am on 12 March 2009

Westminster Abbey in London will host a memorial service later this month for victims of the Victorian bushfires.

Australian celebrities living and working in London are expected to attend the event, organised by a group of ex-pats led by author Kathy Lette.

Proceeds from a collection at the service will be donated to the Red Cross Australian Bushfires Appeal.

At least 210 people were killed in the fires on 7 February. More than 2000 houses were destroyed.

The service starts at 6.30pm on 31 March (05.30am April 1 AEDT).