Salsa set to swing for Shaw fam­ily

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT -

THIS Sun­day, ex­pect to see a cou­ple of hun­dred peo­ple hav­ing a good time at Salsa.

That’s hardly un­usual, but this Sun­day will be a spe­cial oc­ca­sion.

On the eve of their an­nual two-week shut­down, Salsa will throw open the doors for a fundraiser aimed at rais­ing more than $10,000 for the fam­ily of Evie Shaw.

The pop­u­lar 11-year-old Port Dou­glas girl is still re­ceiv­ing treat­ment in Bris­bane af­ter hav­ing a tu­mour re­moved from her brain two months ago.

“It started out with a dis­cus­sion with Dave Parry from On The In­let,” Salsa co-owner Rhys Baw­den said. “We wanted to do some­thing to help the fam­ily while they’re go­ing through what they’re go­ing through.

“Our staff are do­nat­ing their time, our sup­pli­ers are do­nat­ing the food and drink, and lots of lo­cal busi­nesses have do­nated vouch­ers for raf­fles and door prizes.”

All pro­ceeds from the evening will go straight to the Evie Shaw Foun­da­tion.

Tick­ets are on sale at Wicked Wil­lie’s Jew­ellery and di­rect from Salsa. Your $50 will cover canapés and live en­ter­tain­ment, but drinks will have to be pur­chased.

“Our sup­pli­ers have been gen­er­ous with beer and wine,” Mr Baw­den said.

“We’ll be charg­ing about $5 a glass, and all pro­ceeds from the al­co­hol sales will go di­rect to the fam­ily as well.”

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