Banding together a tower of strength
LORETTA Rigby and the proponents of the Towers Of Strength project are about to trumpet the next stage of their fundraising campaign.
Not only trumpet, but clarinet, saxophone, French horn, trombone, tuba and drum, as well.
The project to build towers on Coffs Harbour's beaches for lifeguards and lifesavers will receive a boost next week when the Royal Australian Air Force Air Command Band flies into town.
The 40-strong band will perform a variety concert on at the Coffs Ex-Services Club on Thursday, August 18, at 7.30pm.
All proceeds from the night will go to the Towers of Strength appeal, being organised by the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour Daybreak, and Ms Rigby said the project still needs financial support.
"We have enough money for up to three towers, but we are still working to raise the money for the fourth and fifth towers," she said.
"At this stage we have construction certificates for the towers at Park Beach and Sawtell Beach and we are ordering them from the builder.
"If all goes to plan, they should be up by Christmas."
Another $60,000-$80,000 is needed to complete the fundraising campaign.
Tickets for next week's concert are $15 for adults, $10 for concessions and children, and $40 for families (two adults and two children).
They can be bought from Crazy Rhythm Gear, opposite the Ex-Services Club.