Fundraising fun: March’s Amusements will donate all of tonight’s profits to the Queensland Flood Appeal.
Fundraising fun: March’s Amusements will donate all of tonight’s profits to the Queensland Flood Appeal. Leigh Jensen

Jetty Carnival to donate to appeal

THE opportunity has arisen to put some fun into the fundraising for the Queensland Flood Appeal.

The Jetty Carnival has come to the party and will tonight donate their profits to our northern neighbours.

Carnival manager, Luke Hennessy, is expecting a big turnout and hopes to raise about $15,000.

“We’re expecting to see around 1000 people turn up to show their support,” Mr Hennessy said.

“This should raise between $15,000 and $16,000 which, minus the running costs, will go straight to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal.”

While floods have affected much of the east coast of Australia, it is the cities and towns of Queensland that have taken the hardest blow.

“We’re Brisbane-based so we know first-hand how it’s affecting people.”

The annual Jetty Carnival experienced one of its slowest seasons this year, with wet weather keeping the crowds at bay.

“The first week of the year is usually the carnival’s busiest period, but this year the numbers failed to make an appearance,” Mr Hennessy said.

Mr Hennessy is hoping tonight will be just the chance to get everyone back out to show their support.

“We’re expecting it to be huge, with a similar turnout to the appeal we ran after the 2004 tsunami,” he said.

“This is Australia; the community spirit that will come out of this tonight will definitely be a positive.”

Wristbands can be purchased for $30 from 6pm Tuesday. This will en- title visitors to unlimited rides from 6.30pm-10.30pm.



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