Salsa set to swing for Shaw family
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.”