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Pictured: Margo Hills, The SHIFT Project receiving the cheque for $25,000 with Molly and Eden from Cape Byron Celtic Dance/Bunnings. Photo supplied.

Local charity the SHIFT Project has benefitted from a $25,000 donated because of a pair of Celtic dancers.

Bunnings held a competition with the hashtag #challengeaccepted which saw dance moves and videos come flooding in from across Australia and New Zealand.

Winners of the competition were able to nominate a local cause that was important to them, to receive a cash donation.

Senior dancers with Cape Byron Celtic Dance, Molly Armstrong and Eden Mulligan, both work in the Byron Bunnings paint department, decided to take on the nationwide dance challenge.

Molly Armstrong and Eden performed in isolation in a paddock and the dance was enough for them to win the $25,000 for the charity of their choice.

The girls nominated local independent charity The SHIFT Project to receive the $25,000.

The charity supports at-risk women with a residential educational program to help women turn their lives around and reconnect into the community.

The girls said it was a fantastic cause that they were delighted to support

A screenshot of Molly Armstrong and Eden Mulligan in their dance clip.

SHIFT Project founder Anne Goslett said that fundraising has been hit hard by Covid-19. ‘These funds are very welcome and we thank these young women for their extraordinary generosity and talents.’

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For the month of June The SHIFT Project are hoping to double the $25,000 by encouraging businesses and individuals to save giving money to the taxman by making a charitable donation instead.

With DGR status all donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

All donations will go directly to programs that address homelessness and reconnect women to the community – from welfare to wellbeing.

To learn more about their 98% success rate and donate visit  www.shiftproject.org.au.


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