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Fundraiser hits high note

Fundraiser hits high note

Monday 14 October 2019

The 2019 Mayoral Fundraiser was held at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre on Saturday night, with a huge crowd helping to raise more than $10,000 for the YES Youth Hub.

The night was a musical celebration, featuring some of Bass Coast’s most talented young artists including Josh Hooke, Maddy May and the Emma Volard Band, all hosted by one of Australian’s favourite comedians, Lawrence Mooney.

The night also featured short films, guest speakers, art and an enormous raffle.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari said he was overwhelmed with the level of support shown by the community and local businesses for the event.

“What a fantastic night! Together, we helped raise more than $10,000 for the YES Youth Hub, all while experiencing some of our amazing home grown talent,” Cr Tessari said.

“I am passionate about supporting youth in our area, so it was fantastic that this event also provided a great chance to show off the good work the Hub will be doing once it opens.

“I want to say a huge thank you to all of our performers, contributors and sponsors, as well as to all of the people who attended, or supported the event in some way. And a special thank-you to Lawrence Mooney for emceeing on the night – he is a very funny man!”

The YES Youth Hub is a collaborative project driven by passionate individuals and organisations, fuelled by the vision to provide a space to help young people thrive.

“YES stands for 'Youth Enterprise Space'. The Hub will be an invaluable resource for the region’s youth and will provide a range of services including education, connection, friendship, safe space, access to services and opportunities,” Cr Tessari said.

The Emma Volard Band was one of the local acts that performed as part of the Mayor’s Fundraiser, held last Saturday.