CONTRIBUTION TO YOUTH: Fishheads staff member Casey Pannell, Fishheads Manager Scott Iliff, artist Potts and YAC Coordiniator Stephanie Sims.
CONTRIBUTION TO YOUTH: Fishheads staff member Casey Pannell, Fishheads Manager Scott Iliff, artist Potts and YAC Coordiniator Stephanie Sims. Christian Morrow

Youth Activity Centre lands donation from Fishheads

LOCAL Byron restaurant Fishheads has presented a $1000 donation to Byron Youth Activity Centre this week to help with their vital work supporting local youth.

The money was raised from the sale of artworks displayed in the Byron Bay restaurant with owners Ralph Mamone and Mark Sims donating all administration fees to the Youth Centre.

"Giving back to the local community that has supported our business over the past 15 years is very important to us," said Mr Mamone.

Local artist Potts is just one artist who's work has been exhibited in the iconic over the last six months.

The Byron YAC is a not-for-profit organisation that offers educational courses, support programs and counselling services that aim to develop and support the younger community.

"These donations are helpful and important to our organisation, we simply couldn't survive without them," said YAC Events and Fundraising Coordinator, Stephanie Sims.

"Earlier this year, we lacked serious government funding, which could have seen doors close, but fortunately due to a huge amount of local support we will be able to continue these services."

The sale of work by local artists is an on-going project and Fishheads are seeking more artists to be involved.

If you would like to support their project and have your artwork on display in the restaurant forward a short bio and examples of your artwork to: functions@fishheadsbyron.com.au

To make a donation to the Byron YAC email info@bys.org.au.


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