Organisers want to give children from struggling outback communities a beach holiday.
Organisers want to give children from struggling outback communities a beach holiday. contributed

Event for kids in struggling communities postponed

UPDATE: THE Gympie region's Bush to Beach fund raiser to help give drought-hit kids from western and north-western Queensland a holiday at the Cooloola Coast has been postponed.

Organising representative Tony Stewart said the event, co-ordinated by Tin Can Bay Lions Club and Rainbow Beach Droughtrunners will hopefully be held on April 1.

"That will be confirmed in mid-January," Mr Stewart said.

He promised plenty of entertainment energy from comedian/singer/songwriter Rodney Vincent, who supported Gene Pitney on his Australian tours.

Vincent was 2006 Victorian Entertainer of the Year and a member of the South Australian Country Music Hall of Fame, Mr Stewart said.

Vincent did five tours with Pitney, who is remembered by many for his hits, including 24 Hours from Tulsa and The Man Who Shot the Liberty Valance.

 

UPDATE: The Bush to Beach gala event has been postponed.

More to come.

 

EARLIER: TICKETS are still available for a fundraising evening tomorrow night that aims to raise enough money to bring children from western Queensland to the coast.

The Bush to Beach gala event will be held in the Gympie Civic Centre on Friday December 16.

The evening is being organised in conjunction with the Tin Can Bay Lions Club and the Rainbow Beach Drought Runners and will cost $50 a ticket.

Tickets will include a two-course meal, live entertainment, licensed bar and auction.

Organisers hope the evening will raise enough funds to bring about 40 children from western Queensland communities to enjoy the Gympie region's coastal and hinterland attractions early next year.

The children have lived in rural communities suffering over the past four years of drought conditions.

For more information, call Jill on 5486 2843, Tony on 5486 8666 or Marlene on 0402 286 571.

WHAT: Bush to the Beach fundraiser

WHEN: 6.30pm, December 16

WHERE: Gympie Civic Centre

DRESS CODE: Neat casual

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