Concert to help save preschool
An evening of music, food, silent and live auctions will be held on November 20 to help raise urgently needed funds to save the Periwinkle Preschool from closing.
Two of Australia's most respected percussionists, Michael Askill and Greg Sheehan, will perform at the special event which will be held at the Byron Bay Surf Club.
The Perwinkle Preschool has been supporting families and nurturing young children for 18 years, but is under increasing financial pressure due to lack of funding from the State Government.
Director of Perwinkle, Kate Murray, said that funding for preschools in NSW was frozen in 1991 and many community-based, non-profit preschools in NSW, like Periwinkle, were facing possible closure as they simply did not have the financial resources to carry on their work.
She said she had been overwhelmed by the show of support the preschool had received from the local community who had donated so many wonderful items for the silent and live auction.
Also performing at the event is Tibetan folk singer and musician Tenzin Choegyal, along with Caitlin Reilly and Dam Rumour of the Cruel Sea.
A child-free evening, tickets to the event may be purchased at the door for $20.
Doors open at 7pm and there will be a licensed bar, free food and entertainment.
"This is a great opportunity for the community to come out and support the preschool," Ms Murray said.