GOOD CAUSE: Muster-goers will be pleased to know money raised from this year’s event will go to Youngcare. Pictured at last year’s Muster are (back, from left) Gabrielle Passlow, Jaye Brogden, Corey Passlow, Robbie Hiddlestone; (front) Cas Tidey and Bell Maloney.
GOOD CAUSE: Muster-goers will be pleased to know money raised from this year’s event will go to Youngcare. Pictured at last year’s Muster are (back, from left) Gabrielle Passlow, Jaye Brogden, Corey Passlow, Robbie Hiddlestone; (front) Cas Tidey and Bell Maloney. Renee Pilcher

Muster announces Youngcare as 2015 charity partner

THE Gympie Music Muster has announced the event's formal charity partner for 2015.

The Muster will donate proceeds to Youngcare, a charity that creates choice, dignity and independence for young Aussies needing high care.

Youngcare helps youth in need by providing funds for buildings, grants, research and the Youngcare Connect hotline.

"The Muster is proud to be associated with Youngcare," festival director Jeff Chandler said.

"We've always strived to provide quality access and amenities at our event for all members of the community and we truly believe that the work carried out by Youngcare makes such a huge difference to the lives of young people living with high care needs."

Last year The Gympie Music Muster won the award for Best Entertainment Event inclusive Community Champion 2014 presented by Spinal Injuries Australia for their work on improving disability access at the Muster.

Their efforts ensured everyone can participate in and enjoy Australia's favourite family friendly music and camping festival.

Mr Chandler said the Muster is run by the community, for the community, and has raised almost $15 million for community groups and charities since it began 34 years ago, making it Australia's largest running charity festival.

"The obstacles that young people living with high care needs face are broad and complex and there is still a lot of work to be done," he said.

"It is because of partnerships and community assistance that these young people can build brighter futures and ease emotional and financial pressures for young Aussies with high care needs and their families."

To see what's on offer at the 2015 Gympie Music Muster check out the video.

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