A lap of honour by volunteer firefighters and a major fundraising effort will be the main focus of the Collingwood and Richmond preseason match in Wangaratta this weekend.
The Marsh Community Series on Sunday will see more than 300 CFA members take the field for "an emotional lap of appreciation" before the game.
Victoria Police members will donate their service payments for working at the Community Marsh Series and multiple raffles and fundraisers are set to be held during the match on Sunday.
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CFA District 23's operation manager Colin Brown said the contribution CFA volunteers and staff made during the fires in NSW and Victoria had been "outstanding".
"A lot of these volunteers left their families during the festive season willing to support communities in NSW and Victoria.
"Without their dedication and support we would really struggle to both manage and suppress these huge fires that have now in Victoria burnt more than one million hectares".