17.1 C
Byron Shire
August 9, 2022

Women Like Us finally put on a Mullum show

Latest News

Tucked away in a Mullumbimby music studio, a group of local musicians have been pouring their hearts out through song.

Other News

Beekeepers can get a permit to move hives away from flood water

With so many challenges currently surrounding the bee industry, it comes as a relief to many that NSW Department of Primary Industries will issue a special group permit for beekeepers in flood warning areas to move their hives to higher ground.

Byron Writers Festival: How can we farm better?

This year’s Byron Writers Festival will see a number of critical conversations take place around how we can farm better. ‘A key aspect that we need to address in tackling climate change is the approach we take to growing and distributing our food, while caring for land and country,’ said Zoe Pollock, artistic director of Byron Writers Festival.

Explainer: Is Australia’s coal more greenhouse gas friendly than other coal?

Everything you wanted to know about coal but were too afraid to ask.

Splendour sinks

It’s a case of ‘Told you so!’ Splendour establishing itself at the present site drew huge resistance from locals. It...

Second independent assessment of Iron Gates DA in Evans Head recommends refusal

Two independent reports on the Iron Gates development at Evans Heads have determined that it should not go ahead.

Top tips for feline friends this International Cat Day

Some silly humans think that it's money that makes the world go around – we all know it's cats!

Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs aka Women Like Us hitch into town to get ready to raise money for the Mullumbimby High School Year 12 Formal and the Mullum Public School.  Don’t pick them up, whatever you do. Photo Jeff Dawson

They’ve been doing it all around the country yet this is the first time the show Women Like Us will be on show in Mullumbimby and they are coming to town to help out kids at our local schools.

While Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan apparently got to their own year 12 formals by hitching a ride they realise this is not quite the traditional route and are raising funds to help kids at Mullum High to be able to afford to go to their formal.

‘In past years it has been a real slog to make the Mullum High School formal tickets affordable and many kids just haven’t been able to go,’ said Ellen.

The Mullum Ex-Services Club are donating the venue and production of the show free of charge and the proceeds from their show on Saturday 15 September will be donated to the formal committee at Mullum High and towards the signage at Mullumbimby Primary School.

‘I’ve had a really great experience of both these schools with my kids,’ said Ellen.

‘But it infuriates me that we have to raise money for a sign at Mullumbimby Public School because the Department of Education has not maintained the signage and now refuses to pay for a new one. It is frustrating how little funding they get.

‘When we started Women Like Us Mandy and I decided that we would do ten fundraising shows a year.’

And they have done many – from raising money for terminally ill cancer patients to people injured by horses, as well as schools and community groups.

‘It is really important to us and close to our hearts,’ explained Ellen.

‘It is part of the Women Like Us concept to help other women. Something like this benefits the whole community and we are investing in the future adults of this town.’

So pick up your tickets from www.womenlikeus.com.au and enjoy.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Pedal power celebrated at Murwillumbah film night

Those with an interest in films and cycling will be in heaven this Thursday night (August 11) when the Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah hosts the Big Bike Film Night.

Beekeepers can get a permit to move hives away from flood water

With so many challenges currently surrounding the bee industry, it comes as a relief to many that NSW Department of Primary Industries will issue a special group permit for beekeepers in flood warning areas to move their hives to higher ground.

Potholes

Who’s with me in launching a class action against Byron and Lismore councils for compensation for us hapless ratepayers as we daily shred expensive...

The Healthy Minds Club are busy as!

The Lennox-based (and fast-expanding) young men's mental health group are continuing to change lives and inspire the wider community with activities across the region.