Photo courtesy of Cancer Council Southern NSW
The 2019 Stars of Eurobodalla raised the bar last Saturday night with everyone involved going above and beyond expectations with amazing performances and outstanding fundraising efforts.
The eight Stars drawn from all areas of the community performed in front of a sold out crowd of around 350 people at the Batemans Bay Soldier Club. The crowd was entertained by amazing dances from a variety of dance styles including pole-dancing, rock and roll and swing as well as fantastic costumes.
Cancer Council Community Relations Coordinator Ainslie Tweedie says the event was a huge success. “Events like the Stars of Eurobodalla are vital to support local cancer council patients and their families. Cancer Council is 94 per cent funded by the community – without the generosity of the community we cannot deliver the work that we do.”
“We are overwhelmed with the community response – we hoped to reach $30,000 raised but final figures are closer to $52,000. The generosity of the Eurobodalla is phenomenal”.
We can not thank our stars enough for the energy and determination they have shown in learning their routines and for their fundraising efforts, our dancers who donated their time to choreograph the dance routines and support our stars throughout their journey; and the sponsors, business and locals who helped bring the event together with their donations and other in-kind support.
Plasterer Garry Griffiths won the coveted highest fundraiser award, raising $8,427 in donations. Closely followed by Myrna Radin from the Soldiers Club who danced with colleague Sharon Danhel and raised $6,164.
Garry and partner Claire Lassau also took out the Judge’s choice award for their performance.
Other winners from the night included Peggy McAlister for best costume and Anna Betts winning over the crowd on the night for the people’s choice award.
For those still keen to donate to the night you visit https://everydayhero.com.au/event/starsofeurobodalla2019
The next Stars event will be held on 31 August in Bega tickets available at https://www.stickytickets.com.au/87756/stars_of_bega_valley_dance_for_cancer_2019.aspx
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