This weekend, Ipswich residents can enjoy a classic Aussie barbecue for a good cause, served with a side of music and entertainment.
The Ipswich City Rotary Club and Ipswich Hospital Foundation have teamed up for the Great Aussie BBQ fundraiser at this weekend’s Swich Summer Sounds event at the Nicholas Street Precinct in Ipswich Central.
“There’s nothing more Australian than a barbecue and we’ve partnered with Ipswich Hospital Foundation to host this Great Aussie BBQ fundraiser for a local cause,” Rotary Club of Ipswich City president Christopher Raymont said.
“Funds raised from this barbecue and online donations will all be supporting the foundation to raise much needed funds for parent chairs in the children health areas of our local hospitals.”
Ipswich Hospital Foundation chief executive officer James Sturges said the funds raised would make a world of difference to families in hospital.
“Spending time in the hospital with sick kids can often be a stressful time, especially when you need to stay overnight,” Mr Sturges said.
“The parent chairs we’re raising funds for double as a fold-down bed for a better night’s sleep.”
Mr Sturges is urging ticketholders to make a donation while registering online and to visit the barbecue at the event.
“With the support of our community, Ipswich City Council and Rotary Club of Ipswich City, we can make the stay for parents in the hospital with their sick kids just a little more comfortable.
“Even a small $5 donation can add up to making the stay in hospital just a little easier.”
Swich Summer Sounds kicks off at the Nicholas Street Precinct at Ipswich Central at 3pm on Saturday, 30 January 2021.
The precinct will come alive when multi-award winning singer/songwriter, Jack Jones (Southern Sons), Bob Evans (Kevin Mitchell, Jebediah), Those Tap Guys and a line-up of local talent take to the stage for six hours of live music and entertainment.
There’s something to entertain and delight everyone, with children’s entertainer Bethany Fisher along with her team of dancers, performing a high octane show especially for the youngest audience members.
Four Hearts Brewing Company will also host a pop up bar on the Tulmur deck.
Visit the Ipswich Hospital Foundation’s website to secure your free tickets or make a donation.