MUSIC lovers have thrown on their dancing shoes, all for a good cause – a bushfire relief concert on Sunday which raised almost $9000.
Carngham-Linton Football Netball Club president Sam Richardson said the Our Day On The Green event at Snake Valley Recreation Reserve had been a big success, with an attendance of about 500 people.
He praised the bands, as well as the local fire and ambulance services, for donating their time.
“We had the bands out on the oval, it was really well received and well run. Hopefully people enjoyed the day,” Mr Richardson said.
“We took about $6000 on the gate so that’s basically clear profit.
“Then there were raffles, barbecues, as well as drinks. It would be safe to say we’ve raised somewhere between $8000 and $9000.”
Mr Richardson said the turnout at Sunday’s event was evidence of the strong support from across the region since the January bushfire.
A recent Twenty20 cricket match between the Carngham-Linton Football Netball Club and the Carngham Cricket Club raised more than $2500.
“We think the community has been fantastic, they have really rallied,” Mr Richardson said.
“But the beauty of the day has been that a lot of outside people have come along, people you wouldn’t otherwise see.
“We had some people there who had actually lost their homes. I think it was great for them to see the community rally towards them and their hardship.”