A hinterland fundraiser dinner to support those affected by the ongoing bushfire crisis has been announced for February 23, 6-9pm at Altitude on Montville.

A group of hinterland locals have banded together with businesses and artists to create a fundraising dinner for people and wildlife affected by the ongoing bushfire crisis in Victoria and NSW. 

A three-course dinner with wine and beer is on offer with live entertainment and an auction of generously donated prizes. Altitude on Montville, together with their suppliers and staff, have provided full support to ensure 100% of the ticket price, $100 per person, goes to charity.

One of the event organisers, Heather Child, says this is an opportunity for the hinterland community to show their support for other small communities in southern states doing it tough.

“There is a lot of talk amongst locals here about the devastation to people, farms and wildlife in NSW and Victoria as a result of the bushfire crisis. We feel their hurt and pain having watched the horrific scenes on our TV wondering how we can help. 

“This event is a way that the Sunshine Coast can send our support to help the recovery of people, land and wildlife”.

All money raised from the ticket price, auction and raffle will be evenly split between wildlife charities WIRES and Wildlife Victoria and BlazeAid – a charity dedicated to helping rebuild fences and other structures destroyed the bushfires. 

Auction prizes range from a Gary Myers painting of the Glass House Mountains valued at $4,500, hand-blown glass pieces by Tina Cooper and Wolfgang Engel, a Judith Laws piece titled ‘Afterglow’ donated by Art on Cairncross, hand-painted limited edition cushions by Sir Donald James Walters and vouchers for Illume Creations in Montville, Range Pilates Studio, two family passes to Maleny Dairies and more. 

“Already we have seen incredible items put up for auction including art pieces and store vouchers. We urge people to get in quick to secure their seats at the event which will be a fun night out for a worthwhile cause,” said Heather.  

To buy tickets phone 0410400000 or visit: events.humanitix.com.au/montville-s-bushfire-dinner

Thanks to the following event suppliers donating their produce and time for free: Cotton Tree Meats, Mooloolah Fisheries, musicians Alexis and Suzie, Samuel Smith and Son Wines, and Western Avenue Floral Design.