THERE'S only a week to go until the Sawtell Chilli Festival turns up the heat on First Ave.

Before the taste sensations, entertainment and more than 12,000 people turn the festival into another memorable day, the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter will be the charity of choice when the first Chilli Eve Benefit Night is held at the Sawtell Hotel on Friday.

 

Chilli Festival co-ordinator and events manager Maryanne Khan said considering it takes $3000 for the Westpac chopper to just take off, every bit of support that can go to the cause will be worthwhile.

Some great prizes and hampers are on offer and Paul Clark from Coffs Harbour Dry Cleaning will be the larger-than-life MC for the charity auction with some help from Ilias the Greek and the boys from Harley Tours.

The big night, starting at 6pm, is sure to kickstart the Chilli Festival weekend on the right note.



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