Crowd-fund­ing event forced to can­cel

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Ali­cia Per­era

Low reg­is­tra­tions have re­sulted in the can­cel­la­tion of a crowd­fund­ing event for Kar­ratha.

The ini­tia­tive from so­cial en­trepreneur­ship agency the Fund­ing Net­work was due to show at the Kar­ratha Leisure­plex to­mor­row evening but was can­celled last Thurs­day when reg­is­tra­tions hov­ered around the 50 mark and it was un­clear how many ticket buy­ers would at­tend.

The event was set to be the first the agency had put on in re­gional Aus­tralia to raise up to $15,000 each for lo­cal char­i­ties the Pil­bara Ear Health Pro­gram, OzHelp Foun­da­tion and Boss Hogg Boxing and Fit­ness Academy from au­di­ence do­na­tions.

The se­lected char­i­ties will still re­ceive $7500 grants each from ma­jor spon­sor Rio Tinto un­der a match fund­ing agree­ment made as part of the event.

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