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October 19, 2021

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A local fundraiser raised over $2,700 on the weekend with the proceeds going to the Rappville bushfire relief fund.

Though skies were cloudy around 150 ute music lovers gathered at a private property in Brooklet to enjoyed an afternoon or music and comedy organised by Dylan Arnot and the Nightcap Shakedown and Dylan’s wife Anneli Knight.

The money is intended to support those affected following the devastating Rappville and Busby Flat area fires, where 21 homes were destroyed.

Funds will be given to local charity Our Two Hands, based in Casino, where they are distributed directly to bushfire victims in dire need of support.

Along with Dylan Arnot and the Nightcap Shakedown, music from the utes was played by Sofiella and the Handsome Husbands, Ben Wilson, Peter Koro and Tim Stokes.

Local comedian Joel Salom also stepped out of ute-mode to performers for punters who enjoyed the afternoon picnic-style from rugs on the grass.

Gourmet pizza from Daniel Von Kritter from Crusta Woodfired who donated both ingredients and their energy also raised $1,400 for bushfire relief, with $700 going to a Bushfire Wildlife Fund and $700 going to Rappville.

Dylan Arnot said it was an absolutely incredible turnout from the local community in support of those people going through seriously tough times at Rappville. ‘We were so stoked to share such a fun and successful event with the local community! And somehow we found a dry window! We hope to do it again soon’.

Photos Lisa Gough

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