Mu­si­cians back street kid cause

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

RENOWNED Fre­man­tle pho­tog­ra­pher Matthew Dwyer was a sea­soned wildlife pho­tog­ra­pher who had scaled Bluff Knoll on many oc­ca­sions, be­fore a moun­tain hike last week sadly be­came his last.

SES crews found the 51year-old Bea­cons­field man’s body just be­fore mid­day on Thurs­day at the base of the main bluff, near where he was last seen.

His back­pack and car keys had been found by other hik­ers a day ear­lier, prompt­ing a wide­spread search that in­cluded the AMSA Chal­lenger Search and Res­cue Jet, a Po­lice Air Wing, a drone, SES vol­un­teers and parks and wildlife rangers.

The fa­ther-of-three (above) had con­quered Bluff Knoll, near Al­bany, sev­eral times in the past.

Last year at Bluff Knoll Dwyer took a prized, rare pic­ture of a quokka in the snow, which was fea­tured in the Sun­day Times (above). The hike which net­ted him the photo of a quokka in the snow was his first wildlife pho­tog­ra­phy ex­pe­di­tion af­ter ma­jor back surgery.

A coro­nial in­quiry into his death will be held. PERTH rap­per Macmil­lan Muy­ola, bet­ter known as Afroking, is lend­ing his tal­ents to a great in­ter­na­tional cause this Sat­ur­day night.

A num­ber of Africansty­le mu­si­cians will per­form at Clancy’s Fish Pub in Fre­man­tle as part of Beat the Streets, a fundraiser for Evie Grace Foun­da­tion.

Money raised will go to­wards the Perth-based foun­da­tion’s goal of more than $200,000 to build a new cen­tre in Kenya to house street kids.

Evie Grace Foun­da­tion founder Maddi Kent first vol­un­teered to help in Kenya when she was 19 and this time last year, the char­ity she started was in­cor­po­rated.

“We rent a cen­tre at the mo­ment but it’s fall­ing apart,” she said. “We have 117 boys at the mo­ment and we have more com­ing up to the gate.”

Muy­ola was an en­thu­si­as­tic sup­porter.

“It’s mak­ing a big dif­fer­ence,” he said. “When you see the char­ity page and the videos, it’s or­ganic and gen­uine so that drew me in.”

Tick­ets are avail­able via the foun­da­tion’s Face­book page or Eventbrite.

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