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January 10th 2011
Flood benefit concert on Sunday Jan 23

Mal Hamilton in action last Saturday night Anybody who attended Saturday night’s Musos’ Club will tell you that Malcolm Hamilton does a great act. His singing and stage presence is loads of fun and his original witty songs are ever so satisfying musically when he plays solo and rock the sap out of the rafters when he’s backed by the likes of Tailor Made’s Jeremy Barnes and Ant Renzella. But an even greater act Mal has been performing is one we can all be part of. He’s organising the Re-Build 3 Queensland Flood Victim Benefit Concert which will be held in the afternoon of Sunday January 23 at the All Seasons hotel on Mandalay Avenue in Nelly Bay.

Mal, who has organised two previous ReBuild concerts to support victims of the Asian Tsunami and, later, the Innisfail cyclone and Pakistani earthquake, thought it was time to swing into action once again to help our fellow Aussies in need.

“I was moved as most people have been at the plight of others in distress and the response from locals has been overwhelming,” said Mal.

“I haven’t got lots of money but I can do things with friends and networks and music. It’s a great opportunity to get the Island community together for a teriffic purpose,”

So let’s support those desperately in need from the effects of the Queensland floods by coming to the 'Re-Build 3' Benefit Concert on Sunday 23 January in the (air conditioned) Cleveland Room at All Seasons in Nelly Bay.

The day will feature the Sara Shaw Quartet, Matt Whitton, Tailor Made and of course, Mal Hamilton along with Tania McBride and lots more.

Mal has been working furiously to get some fantastic prizes, which have been generously offered by Island businesses, (see below), for the raffles and auctions that the team will be holding on the day.

The concert starts 2 and finishes at around 6pm with the opportunity to stay on for the All Seasons Sunday BBQ. Cost: $5 donation, or you can offer more. All monies collected, will be donated to the Premier's Appeal.

$1 per drink/coffee sold at the benefit concert and $3 from the BBQ will also be donated by All Seasons to the appeal.

To offer prizes for the raffles and auctions for the Re-Build 3 QLD Flood Victim Benefit Concert: Please call Mal Hamilton on 0447 049 293 or 4778 5754.

Prizes kindly donated (so far) by:

Bungalow Bay Koala Village
Bush Tucker Brunch for two.

Island Leisure Resort
7 nights stay for 1-6 people in full self contained Bure's.

Peppers Blue On Blue Resort
Two nights in a resort room including breakfast for two.

Providence V
Sunset Sail for two.

Restaurant Le Paradis
Picnic Hamper.

R&R Bar & Grill
Dinner for two.

Stage Door Theatre Restaurant
Dinner and show for two.

Tropical Topless Car Hire
1 day car hire (not including petrol).

Tropicana Tours
3 hour Eco Tour for two.

Re-Build 3 Prize and Auction Terms and Conditions
Auctions open at 2pm on 23/1/11 and closes at 5pm 23/1/09. Prize drawn before 5pm 23/1/11 and winner will be notified by mail, phone or email. If this prize is unclaimed within 7 days the winner will forfeit the prize automatically and a new prize winner will be drawn. Prize offers are not redeemable during peak season, and may be subject to availability. Please check with the supplier of the prize for further details.

Services kindly donated to create this event:
All Seasons Magnetic Island
Room hire and staff plus they will donate $1 per drink/coffee sold at the benefit concert and $3 from the BBQ.

Butterfly House
Graphic Design and PR services.

Magnetic Island Muso's Club
Support and use of equipment and expertise.

Mark Hannan and Ray Kennedy
PA and sound services.

Xerox Townsville
Print services.

Magnetic Times
Advertising and editorial space.

Magnetic Community News
Advertising and editorial space.

For more info:

Flood benefit concert on Sunday Jan 23
Magnetic Jazz Assoc.
January 12th 2011
Magnetic Jazz Assoc. has donated two vouchers - ie double weekend passes to the 'Great Tropical Jazz Party' for auction.

What do you think? Send us your comments.

Readers comments
Syl Hayes In reply to Fair raises $15,000 for school
What a wonderful outcome for the school! I had a great time face-painting with Luke and Sasha, met lots of kids and parents,scored some great books at the Trash n Treasure stall, and even remembered to vote. Everywhere you looked people were enjoying themselves...such a tribute to the organisers. Well done!
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