A spe­cial night for the Chilcotts

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Seniors Festival -

A NIGHT of gam­ing and ac­tiv­i­ties will be held at the Wan­garatta Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre from 7.30pm on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 19 as a fundraiser for the Chilcott fam­ily.

The casino night will in­clude a silent auc­tion and din­ner.

En­try is $50 which in­cludes fin­ger food through­out the night and entertainment pro­vided by Jai Crispin and An­to­nia Ma­her with guest deal­ers through­out the night, drinks at bar prices.

Tick­ets are on sale now from Cafe In­ter­mezzo or con­tact Dameon Holmes on 5721 6510 or email Dameon@ in­ter­mez­zo­cafe.com.au.

The night has been or­gan­ised by Dameon from In­ter­mezzo Café and Ben Watts from em­ploy­ment agency Sar­rina Russo.

Dameon has known Luke since 2016 when Dameon re­turned to Wan­garatta to live and work.

“I met Luke through work, while he was with The Per­son­nel Group and I was look­ing for em­ploy­ees for my busi­ness (In­ter­mezzo Café),” Dameon said.

“I still work closely with Luke now in his new role with 3NE/ Edge FM.

“I re­mem­ber a few days af­ter the 2017 event see­ing Luke for work but not know­ing it was him and his fam­ily who were also af­fected by the tragedy.

“Ever since that day, I had in the back of my mind I needed to do some­thing to help.

“When we grad­u­ally learned about the im­pact this event had on Luke and his fam­ily, Ben and I de­cided to do any­thing we could to help.

“We started out hop­ing to raise $500 to send the fam­ily on a hol­i­day to­gether, but af­ter a com­mit­tee formed and some good ideas were raised we have set the bar higher.

“We thought why not do some­thing dif­fer­ent like a night full of entertainment to sup­port a lo­cal fam­ily which led to the Casino Night at WPAC next Fri­day.”

He said the night would not only be full of entertainment it will also help this lo­cal fam­ily get back on their feet af­ter such tragic cir­cum­stances.

“It’s an event or­gan­ised by lo­cals for lo­cals who re­ally need the sup­port of their friends and neigh­bours,” Dameon said.

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