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Byron Shire
April 15, 2021

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Main Street Burger Bar are hosting a great community fundraiser this Thursday 8 August to provide clean water for communities in need around the world.

There will be $5,000 in raffle prizes on offer along with a live DJ, local art and photo exhibition, and of course food, drinks, and good times, because the philosophy of the charity beneficiary (Waves for Water) is ‘doing what you love and helping along the way’.

Waves For Water has a simple goal: get clean water to every person who needs it.

Past community fundraisers through Waves For Water have helped ‘clean-water couriers’ travel to India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Africa, South America, Central America, Fiji, and Central Australia (as they say, can you believe that even in Australia we still have areas with limited access to clean safe drinking water?).

They believe that ‘access to clean water is a fundamental human right’, and that they have dedicated their lives to providing it, through the implementation of portable water-filter systems, the digging/renovating of bore-hole wells, and the construction of rainwater harvesting/storing systems (in places where groundwater is not accessible).

Since 2014, Australian travellers have helped to provide more than 500 water filters to over 30 countries, providing up to 50,000 people with access to clean water. 

According to the charity, ‘The global water crisis is solvable. The technology exists, along with the manpower to implement it. It just comes down to a choice: those who have access to clean water choosing to provide it for those who don’t.’

Entry to the event is $10 (includes two raffle tickets) and all proceeds go to Waves for Water, a registered charity. All donations are tax deductible.

Thurs 8 August 7.30pm at Main St Burger Bar

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