Lifeline has X Factor
Wednesday, 12th March, 2014
By Nick Gibbs
Australian singer-songwriter Reece Mastin will be in Broken Hill next month to help celebrate the 50th birthday of one of the city’s most treasured community organisations.
The 2011 X-Factor winner will perform at the Memorial Oval on Friday, April 11 to help commemorate 50 years of ongoing support from Lifeline Broken Hill.
CEO Scott Hammond said the performance would be one of the highlights of two days of festivities marking the milestone.
Mastin will be joined by a range of artists on Friday including Broken Hill favourite’s The Figs and local Indigenous performers.
The celebrations will continue on Saturday, April 12 with a monster fete at Memorial Oval involving community stalls, activities for the kids and amusement rides.
Mr Hammond was looking forward to hosting such a large event and thanked major sponsors The Democratic Club, ClubsNSW, Far West Auto and McDonald’s for making it possible.
“Our sponsors are the only reason we’ve been able to celebrate the milestone on such a large scale,” he said.
“They’ve enabled us to put on a cost neutral event, so every dollar people spend is a donation to Lifeline.”
Tickets to the concert are $15 for adults, $5 for children and free for those under 7.
Entry to the fete is a gold coin donation.
“We’ve kept it affordable so the whole community can join in the celebrations,” Mr Hammond said.
There are opportunities for community groups, sporting clubs, school groups and individuals to book a stall on Saturday and raise their own funds.
“We’ve got these groups saying they are doing it a bit tough at the moment and here is a great opportunity to do some fundraising,” Mr Hammond said.
“We’ll keep the kids occupied while the adults browse the stalls.”
A host of Broken Hill community organisations and service clubs will also volunteer their support to help with birthday celebrations.
The gates for Friday’s concert will open at 4pm on Friday, April 11.
Saturday’s fate will run from 10am-4pm.
For more information or to book a stall, contact Lifeline Broken Hill on 8087 7525.