The Rhythm Hut Rise Up Festival
Date: Saturday 30th Nov
Where: 135 Faunce St, Gosford NSW
Cost: Entry by donation
Contact: Lou on 0420 682 258
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The Rhythm Hut is proud to once again host Rise Up, a fundraiser for Coast Shelter. As you can imagine, this time leading up to Christmas is very important time for raising money, much needed food and awareness about the homeless and needy on our Central Coast.
In 2009, during the Federal election, local activists, Jake Cassar and Ian Sutton spent a week living homeless on the streets of Gosford. The goal was to bring attention to the national issue of homelessness during the federal election. During this …experience they were made aware of the alarming statistics that there are an estimated 105 000 Australians sleeping rough every night. 44% are female, 12% are children under 12 and almost 50% are young people under 25. They also learnt that around 4500 struggling locals are turned away from Central Coast services each year, as there is simply not enough room. Motivated by these dire statistics, and in partnership with local venue the Rhythm Hut, they created the Rise Up Music Festival. Over 1000 locals have attended each of the two Rise Up Festivals, with thousands of dollars for Coast Shelter and much awareness raised. This will now be a yearly event.
This year’s festival includes market stalls, kids corner, guest speakers, donation collections, live music, food stalls, a food drive, a Christmas gift drive, and loads of fun for the whole family.
We’ll be looking for plenty of volunteers to ensure the day is a huge fun filled day that runs super smoothly. If you can help, please contact Lou on 0420 682 258, FB on TheRhythmhut GM or [email protected]