Con­cert for fire re­lief

Canning Gazette - - NEWS -

A CHAR­ITY con­cert in Can­ning­ton on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 8, will raise funds for bush­fire re­lief and lo­cal fauna.

Hosted by So­far Sounds, the event at the City’s Civic Am­phithe­atre will run from 1.30pm to 6pm.

Six lo­cal, es­tab­lished and emerg­ing artists will per­form a 25-minute set, with each band for­go­ing their usual fee.

Or­gan­iser and So­far Sounds man­ager Paul Clegg said he was work­ing with the City of Can­ning.

“Like many of us, see­ing the news and watch­ing the dev­as­tat­ing ef­fect the fires had and con­tinue to have across the coun­try, we wanted to do some­thing,’’ he said.

“So­far Sounds con­nects an in­cred­i­ble com­mu­nity of artists and lo­cal busi­nesses who had sim­i­lar feel­ings of help­less­ness and wanted to do their bit.”

Mr Clegg said 75 per cent of prof­its would go to The Aus­tralian Red Cross and 25 per cent to WA based not-for-profit char­ity FAWNA (Fos­ter­ing and As­sis­tance for Wildlife Need­ing Aid).

Do­na­tions will be ac­cepted on the day or can be made di­rectly to the nom­i­nated char­i­ties, with proof of do­na­tion to be pro­vided on the day to gain en­try.

To at­tend, you must reg­is­ter your in­ter­est at­far­

Con­cert-go­ers can BYO pic­nics, rugs and chairs. There will also be two food trucks serv­ing food and ice cream.

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