Radio fundraiser wows crowd

BRITTANY PICKETT
Last updated 08:00 22/02/2014
Southland Times photo
NICOLE GOURLEY/Fairfax NZ
Gore teenager Jenny Mitchell performs at the Country Radio Concert at the Workingmen’s Club.

Relevant offers

In the South

Central Otago designers dominate at WoolOn fashion event Central Otago District Council to consider independent report into economic impact of ORC's proposed water plan changes Big-scale construction projects drive values to 'record' levels More new builds planned to cope with school roll pressure in Queenstown Lakes District 'Not enough tea in China' to battle lagarosiphon in Otago waters Central Otago dam seen as 'only chance' for harmony over fight for water Public pressure put on Otago Regional Council to show passion and be proactive Dairy industry 'blokes and gumboots' myths dispelled Extra tourism infrastructure funding won't solve problem long-term, mayor says Wakatipu whizz-kid selected for Bulgarian research school

A fundraiser concert for locally-owned Country Radio brought more than 400 revellers to the Invercargill Workingmen's Club last weekend.

The concert raised $3500 for the volunteer-run station to assist with running costs.

Fundraiser organiser Bev Winiata said the concert had a "fantastic" reception. "I think we really do have a great listening base."

This is the third year the fundraiser had taken place. The previous two raised a similar amount for the station.

There were 16 acts who donated their talents free of charge for the cause.

Among them was NZ's Got Talent 2013 competitor Jenny Mitchell, of Gore, who was a favourite with the crowds, Ms Winiata said.

It was a family affair for the Mitchells with Jenny's younger sisters Maegan and Nicola and dad Ron also performing.

Jenny would have some competition from her sisters in the future, Ms Winiata said.

The success of the fundraiser was due to the strong local focus of the station, she said.

Invercargill City councillor and station DJ Lindsay Abbott was up on stage performing after recent health problems.

His highlight for the day was obvious, he said.

"Being able to perform after my recent heart problem."

The supporter turnout was very encouraging for the station, he said.

Ad Feedback

- The Southland Times

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content