Fab re­sult from cabaret

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

A de­ci­sion by or­gan­is­ers of War­rackn­abeal’s an­nual Fabaret to sched­ule the event ear­lier in the year has proved a fi­nan­cial win­ner.

The event raised a record $3746 for both com­mu­nity ser­vice or­gan­i­sa­tions Wood­bine and Ru­ral North­west Health.

Or­gan­is­ers de­cided to go early with the cabaret this year to co­in­cide with the town’s 150-year cel­e­bra­tions.

Wood­bine chief ex­ec­u­tive Bernie O’con­nor said it had made sense to get on board such a ma­jor cel­e­bra­tion weekend to high­light the Fabaret event.

“The event started af­ter the two ser­vices got to­gether with the idea of hold­ing a su­per cabaret and bring­ing a na­tion­ally renowned cover band to the town,” he said.

“The first one had Bea­tles cover band Rub­ber Soul and it sold out within a cou­ple of weeks.

“At other Fabaret shows, we’ve had cov­ers of ABBA and Cre­dence Clear­wa­ter Revival and the re­ac­tion has al­ways been the same.

“With the 150 cel­e­bra­tions it seemed ap­pro­pri­ate to get an Ea­gles cover band and it proved to be the big­gest night yet.”

Ru­ral North­west Health chief ex­ec­u­tive Catherine Morley said vol­un­teer sup­port en­sured the nights were al­ways suc­cess­ful.

“We thank the com­mu­nity for its on­go­ing sup­port and for as­sist­ing both or­gan­i­sa­tions to raise funds to sup­port the work they do – but more im­por­tantly have some fun as well,” she said.

“Ru­ral North­west Health’s share of the prof­its will be shared be­tween the well­be­ing gar­den at War­rackn­abeal and the Team Out­pa­tients Mur­ray to Moyne cy­cling team who worked tire­lessly be­hind the bar through­out the Fabaret.”

Wood­bine fi­nance and bud­get man­age Jo To­bias said Wood­bine would di­rect its share of the pro­ceeds to sup­port the par­tic­i­pa­tion of War­rack War­riors teams in 2017 Tri State Games.

“All of the fund­ing will be used to di­rectly sup­port the ath­letes,” Ms To­bias said.

Mr O’con­nor said plans were un­der­way for next year’s Fabaret.

“We are ex­pect­ing it to be big­ger and bet­ter and hope­fully there will be a re­turn of the Bea­tles,” he said.

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