Steph Cooke

Kick’n The Tin For Flood Funds

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

IMAGE: Kick’n The Tin was on last Sunday at the Cowra Services Club, with a host of local musicians banding together to help raise funds for local flood victims. SOURCE: Marc McLeish/Kick’n The Tin.

Cowra locals stood tall on Sunday to support local businesses affected by the recent Cowra floods, turning out in their hundreds for ‘Kick’n The Tin’ at the Cowra Services Club and raising over $5000.

‘Kick’n The Tin’ was a live gig featuring a myriad of local artists, who all donated their time to play for the important cause.

Funds were raised through raffles and auctions, with prizes donated by local businesses.

All proceeds have been handed over to the Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre, which will disperse the funds to those in need through its network.

The Cowra Services Club donated its auditorium for the event, which ran from 11:30am to 8pm.

It was the second time the event was held, with the first edition being back in 2019 to raise money for bushfire affected communities. Organiser and one of the performers, Marc McLeish, said it was amazing to see all the support from guests and all businesses that donated towards the cause.

“We raised $5500 in the auction and raffles, and the Cowra Services Club have donated an extra $500 to round that figure up to $6000,” he said.

“We had lots of sponsors. We didn’t pressure them too much, as some of them may have been affected by the floods, but we’re extremely appreciative for what they were all able to provide for us.” “I’d like to thank the Cowra Services Club for allowing us to use their space.

They did not hesitate in accommodating us when we approached them with the idea of the event.”

The headline act was the band ‘Plus One’, who took the stage for around 2 hours.

Other performers, who each had around 30 minutes, included Craig Jeffries, The Layabouts, Simone Thornett, Eddie Waqavesi, Josie Laver, SikAs, Shane Kerr, Flaccid, Distilled Spirits, Obscura and the McCormicks.

Artists that donated works for the raffle included Lindy McNamara, Dave Moriarty, Shaleeyah Maree, Ken Hutchison, Mollie Agostino, Cassi Papadimitrious, and Peter Larsen.

Sponsors included Cowra Real Estate, Cowra Information & Neighbourhood Centre, Cowra Contract Cleaning, Skye & Co Flowers, Cowra Services Club, Bunnings, Imperial Hotel, Shoes 4 You, Australian Hotel, Cladding Australia, Kilby’s Heating and Cooling, Brotherfox Barbershop, Little Blue Bird Candle Co, Relish, Cowra marine Centre, The Quarry Restaurant, Kendal Street Café, Cowra Outdoor Power Equipment, Dream Body Retreat, Cowra Motors, RAD Gym, Kendal Street Newsagency, Kick Ice Cocktails and Cowra Veterinary Centre.

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Steph Cooke