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Island Aid thanks

Island Aid Byron Bay last Wednesday was a remarkable success.  But it was only so because of those that gave so selflessly – of their time, energy, positivity, advice, encouragement, help and cash.

More than 61 people (the number that bought tickets) saw the film There Once Was An Island  and grooved to the sweet sounds of the gorgeous Rebecca Ireland and the fabulous harmonies of the Blackbirds.  Some images of the night can be viewed at: https://picasaweb.google.com/112381284932009531754/IslandAidByronBayWed26thOct?authkey=Gv1sRgCOKjkd2wzffuQg.

After all expenses were settled, Island Aid Byron Bay raised $1425.60.  Lyn Collie (chair of The Takuu Trust and producer of the film) has informed us that this will make it possible to purchase the roofing iron that is required on Takuu at the moment.  A small fact like that makes it all alarmingly real, and gratifying, no?

The winner of the raffle for the double pass to Friday 25 Nov at Mullumbimby Music Festival was Jon Daly and the second prizewinner of the 2011 festival CD was Rob (from BBDC).

We have publicly acknowledged the organisations and businesses whose support was integral to the success of Island Aid, published on page 12 of yesterday’s Echo: https://www.echo.net.au/node/83653.

But organisations are made up of individuals – and we think that it is worth acknowledging that you made a big difference to us, and ultimately, to the lives of the Takuu community.

Thanks and warm regards

Ajit Gunasekera & Dave Rawlins

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