Musicians back street kid cause
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.