Sweet tunes make for change in Thailand

GIRTON Grammar School will host a live music fundraiser at the end of the month to raise money for disadvantaged children overseas. 

Tunes for Change, an annual event on the school's calender, raises funds for the Father Ray Foundation - which takes care of 850 orphaned, abused and disadvantaged children - and Pattaya Orphanage in Thailand.  

Girton Grammar School teacher and event organiser Lou Walsh said this was the fourth year the school had hosted the event. She said year 12 students would travel to Thailand in November to deliver the funds.

"All of the fund raised go directly to the foundation. In the past, for example, the money has been used to buy bed sheets, some students over there needed extra money to go towards their private school tuition and last year it went to buying food," she said.

Ms Walsh said her band, Lou and The Pickups consisting of Girton Grammar School staff members including headmaster Matthew Maruff, will headline the concert, while several special guests will also perform. 

"A children’s disco will also be available so children can have their own fun and dance to their style of music while their parents listen to the live acts," she said. 

"Children’s event tickets also give them free entry to the disco.

"Meals can be purchased and drinks will be available to buy at the bar on the day so we encourage people to come for lunch then relax and enjoy the music for the rest of the afternoon."

The concert is being held at the Foundry Hotel Complex on August 31 from 12.30pm. 

Tickets are $10 per person or $45 for families, consisting of two adults and two children.  

To pre-book tickets visit, www.trybooking.com/FLYJ by August 28. Tickets will be available on the day for $12 per person - cash only at the door.

To reserve a table for lunch, contact The Foundry directly at 5443 6144 once your tickets have been booked. Please mention that you are attending the Tunes for Change event.

For information on the Father Ray Foundation or to donate visit, www.fr-ray.org


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