Hedonistic charity means that you can party for a good cause
FORGET gruelling fitness challenges, growing or shaving your hair, or wearing clothing of a particularly unappealing colour; fund-raising for your local charities can be just as simple as Laura Peck and Dale Stephen’s formula: drink, dance, eat and be merry!
They just noticed that having a great time for a good cause is a win-win situation.
A couple of hundred people enjoyed the charming facilities of the Billinudgel Hotel, the lovely weather, great chilled music and good food last Sunday for a good cause: raised $1200 for the Byron Youth Centre, a not-for-profit organisation that provides services for young people between the ages of 12 -24 years and their families in the Byron Shire.
Nudge Nudge Wink Wink, a monthly day party held at the Billinudgel Hotel by a group of local artists called Cunning Stunts, showcases local DJs.
DJS Dale Stephen, Mr Nice, Dan Jupiter and Lord Sut, who donated their time for free, played their treasured vinyl while toddlers, even some dogs roamed the dancefloor among the revellers.
Laura Peck said the events have become quite popular among Northern Rivers revellers.
”This is our third event. We are doing this to contribute to lovely local charities that often get overlooked,” she said.
”The first one was for local not-for-profit organisation House with No Steps last December 27, and then last January (the event) was for You Have a Friend, a charity that helps the homeless in the Tweed.”
Dale Stephen said that as the events become more popular, the fundraising has offered better outcomes to the charities.
”We raised $520 in the first event and we raised $800 on the second one, and we want to smash the $1000 mark tonight,” he said.
Mr Stephen said the group felt they needed to do something for the community.
”We felt we needed to do something that was inclusive, so this event is family-friendly, we have kids here, all ages and races, and we just had someone on the dance floor on a wheelchair, so we really want the whole community to come together to continue to help their own community.”
Click here to access the Cunning Stunts Facebook page.