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Fundraiser for Bargara Australia Day disaster victims

COME ALONG: Coral Coast Chamber of Commerce and Tourism President Vince Urquhart and Bargara Golf Club manager Geoff Peard have organised a charity night. Photo: Scottie Simmonds / NewsMail
COME ALONG: Coral Coast Chamber of Commerce and Tourism President Vince Urquhart and Bargara Golf Club manager Geoff Peard have organised a charity night. Photo: Scottie Simmonds / NewsMail Scottie Simmonds

VICTIMS of the Australia Day disaster in Bargara are set to receive a helping hand to get back on their feet through an upcoming fundraising night to be hosted by the Coral Coast Chamber of Commerce and Tourism.

The group will hold a benefit dinner on Thursday, February 28 at the Bargara Golf Club.

Chamber president Vince Urquhart said it would a fun night out and was a great way to raise money for those in need.

"It's a two-course meal for $55 a head, which will also include entertainment and lucky door raffles," he said.

"We've got a few sponsors on board - we'd always like a couple more."

Mr Urquhart said the chamber was also looking to hold future fundraisers at the Cultural Centre to raise money for Burnett Heads victims too.

"Because a number of our business people weren't directly affected by the natural disaster so we thought we'd do something to give back to the community," he said.

"We're not doing anything for Bundaberg because (the city) is covered by the Bundaberg Chamber of Commerce."

Mr Urquhart said there would be no cash physically handed out to victims.

"Through the Lions and Lioness clubs of Bargara, we are going to distribute vouchers so they can actually buy things to replace what they lost," he said.

"This way we will make sure the money is going to stay in the area and go towards actual property."

The dress code for the February 28 event is smart casual, with the festivities getting under way at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Guests are asked to RSVP by Monday, February 25.

Topics:  australia day disaster, bargara, fundraiser


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