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June 18, 2024

The Darling Muffs of May need your help to reach fundraising target

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Raising money to support frontline services for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness has been the driving force behind the Darling Muffs of May’s fundraising this year.

Main Arm Muffia High Muff Tea at the Main Arm Shop. Photo Aslan Shand

‘The project is a little tongue in cheek and while we are looking at a serious issue we also wanted to bring a little laughter to the world at the same time,’ said social muff Elle Marinucci.

‘We have now reached our halfway fundraising mark and we have two weeks to go until the grand gala opening of the Great Wall of Muff exhibition in Mullumbimby on Friday, May 31. People have been really innovative in how they have approached fundraising as not everyone, understandably, is willing to show their muff in the final exhibition. Last weekend we had the Main Arm Muffia hold a high tea at the Main Arm store (donate to them here) where people entered their muffins that they had made to raise money for the cause. There were some pretty fantastic muff-inspired muffins on the table.

Maryanne’s muffins won at the Main Arm Muffia High Muff Tea at the Main Arm Shop. Photo Aslan Shand

‘If you know someone or a group who is raising funds for the Darling Muffs of May you can go to our website, click “donate” and donate to them. All the money raised will go to these six charities working on the front line: Mullumbimby District Neighbourhood Centre, Fred’s Place in Murwillumbah, The SHIFT Project, Liberation Larder, Women Up North in Lismore and Fletcher Street Cottage in Byron Bay.’

Gala opening night

If you aren’t into showing your muff, making muffins or sponsoring people to show their muffs in the Great Wall of Muffs you can support the ‘muffment’ by buying a ticket to the exhibition opening night on Friday, May 31 at 6.30pm in Mullumbimby. Mandy Nolan will be MC, and you will be entertained by Mutton the band, Spaghetti Circus, DJ Laine Godiva and some special surprise acts. To pick up a ticket and enjoy a free glass of wine book here.

Gail won the raffle at the Main Arm Muffia High Muff Tea at the Main Arm Shop. Photo Aslan Shand

The Great Wall of Muff exhibition is being held at the old Chincogan Mowers building, 4 Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby. You can visit the exhibition for free on Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.


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