Flood benefit success

THRILLSEEKERS have come out in force for the Coffs Jetty Carnival Flood Relief benefit night.

An impressive $17,000 was raised on Tuesday for the Premier’s Flood Appeal, exceeding the hopes and expectations of carnival organisers.

Jetty Carnival manager Chris Hennessy was delighted with the support from locals and visitors.

“The night was a raging success and we are extremely happy with how it turned out,” Mr Hennessy said.

“We got the numbers we were expecting and the amount raised was on par with the money we raised for the 2004 Tsunami Appeal.”

The event was enjoyed by all who attended, he said, with visitors cramming in as much as possible in the four hours.

Most of the money raised came from the sale of wristbands, which entitled carnival-goers to four hours of unlimited rides.

“It was great to see so many people who turned up and there were huge queues for every ride,” Mr Hennessy said.

“Anyone who was there would agree that the night was full of good vibes.”

He was pleased the carnival provided a fun way to make a difference for the Queensland flood victims.

“It’s a great incentive to get people to donate money while having a good time.”

All profits from the night will go directly to the Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal.

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