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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Aussie legends to host Eurobodalla Raindances

Australian legends Wilbur Wilde, Frankie J Holden and Josh Cunningham of the Waifs will headline drought relief fund-raising events in Eurobodalla next month.

Eurobodalla Council, in partnership with local community groups, is fine-tuning the details for Eurobodalla Raindances, which will be held simultaneously on Friday 23 November at Moruya Golf Club, Narooma Golf Club and Club Catalina.

All proceeds from the events will go to help farmers battling the drought, both locally and in our sister-shire Cobar. Each Raindance will feature live entertainment, raffles, charity auctions, and food to share.

Australian saxophonist, television personality and radio presenter Wilbur Wilde will host the Club Catalina event, with live music from The Pilgrims.

Singer, actor and TV presenter Frankie J Holden will emcee at Narooma alongside entertainment by Driving Sideways.

At Moruya comedienne Victoria Haberley will emcee, with live music from Josh Cunningham of the Waifs and The Somedays.

The big names are thanks to the connections of events promoter and professional musician David White, who after an illustrious career at the Gold Coast is moving to Dalmeny to be closer to family.

Mr White, in conjunction with business associate Scott McDuff from Australian National Events, has also generously donated a one-of-a-kind Jack Daniel’s acoustic guitar, signed by legends Ross Wilson, Richard Clapton, Frankie J Holden, Wilbur Wilde and Joe Camilleri. The guitar is valued at up to $10,000 and is the major raffle prize.

Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes praised Mr White and the Eurobodalla community for their generous support.

“We’ve had a wonderful response from the community and the scene has been set for three great events – now all we need is for people to buy tickets,” she said.

“It’s a fantastic cause, and I really encourage the whole community to get behind it. Despite recent rain, 99 per cent of the state remains in drought or is drought affected, including the Eurobodalla.

“With a long, hot summer predicted, our farmers need our continued support.”

Council has been working with Batemans Bay Lions Club, Quota International of Narooma, Narooma Golf Club, Moruya Golf Club, Club Catalina and SAGE Farmers Market to bring the events to life.

Raffle tickets will be available at Moruya, Narooma and Batemans Bay Libraries, Council’s customer service centre in Moruya, Visitor Information Centres, and through the Batemans Bay Lions and Narooma Quota.

Tickets are on sale for $40 through – just search for ‘Raindance’.

Above: A one-of-a-kind Jack Daniel’s acoustic guitar, signed by legends Ross Wilson, Richard Clapton, Frankie J Holden, Wilbur Wilde and Joe Camilleri, is the major raffle prize for the Eurobodalla Raindance, which will raise money for drought relief on Friday 23 November. Events promoter and professional musician David White delivered the guitar to Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes last month

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