Tea by the Sea set for special guest

00:13, Mar 08 2013
 Bryce Wastney
WARM-UP: Bryce Wastney plays an impromptu song for some of the kids at Clifton Terrace School, where he will perform at Tea by the Sea.

Tonight's fundraiser at Clifton Terrace School, Tea by the Sea, is set to feature special guest, singer/songwriter Bryce Wastney.

A former pupil at Clifton Terrace, Bryce has been making a name for himself on the international music scene and recently signed a recording deal in the United States.

Organisers said Clifton Terrace was fortunate that Bryce had made time to appear at the fundraiser, especially since he had such a busy schedule of gigs.

"I'm delighted to go back to my primary school and play. I have nothing but fond memories of being at Clifton Terrace," Bryce said.

Featuring alongside him for some songs will be singer Caroline Harvey.

The evening event will also offer a wide selection of quality food, including a good range of gluten-free options. There will be a fully licensed bar.

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Activities will include a giant waterslide, face painting, beer crate stack and climb, chocolate wheel, hair braiding and a silent auction with a wide range of prizes. The home and school committee which organises the event has also hired a 15-metre inflatable obstacle course.

Last year the event raised $12,200, which helped buy computer equipment.

The money raised this year will, among other things, be used to improve the playground and sandpit areas, buy books, IT and music equipment, and cover the costs of senior pupils attending school camp.

DETAILS Tea by the Sea is on Friday, March 8 from 5pm to 7pm. It is a waste-free event and those attending are urged to please bring along a plate, cutlery and a cup - no glass please.

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