POWERS ON POINT: Superheroes Samantha Hope, Janelle Wright and Dave Figg warm up for the carnival fundraiser at Kings Beach Tavern.
POWERS ON POINT: Superheroes Samantha Hope, Janelle Wright and Dave Figg warm up for the carnival fundraiser at Kings Beach Tavern. John McCutcheon

Superheroes gear up for men's health fundraiser

WITH spidey senses tingling and a deadly touch from poison plants, these superheroes are set to save the world from prostate cancer.

The super gals and guys of Caloundra's Kings Beach Tavern are putting the fun back into fundraising by combining carnival madness and superhero fancy dress for a night of entertainment.

Not only will guests have the chance to play their favourite carnival games and win prizes along the way, all money collected will be donated to men's health charity Mandate.

Hotel manager Janelle Wright said the team wanted to go above and beyond for their annual fundraising event this year.

"We're hoping that the day is such a success so we can keep doing this event, because we really wanted to muscle up and do something amazing for the charity this year,” she said.

Ms Wright believed guests would particularly enjoy the dunk tank on the night.

"That'll definitely be a highlight,” she said.

"Our bosses, including myself, are manning up and doing it for a great cause.”

Relying on the support of the community to get the Mandate message out there is the bedrock of their events, Ms Wright said.

"Without the people that come, the community, doing things like this is virtually impossible,” she said.

"It's really to raise that awareness of prostate cancer because it's not something people talk about as much.”

Mandate community fundraising co-ordinator Luke Cridland said he was "so grateful” for Kings Beach Tavern promoting men's health.

"Prostate cancer is an un-sexy disease in a lot of ways,” he said.

"For something like breast cancer, a venue just has to put pink inside and people already know what it's about, but prostate cancer doesn't have that instant message.

"So fundraisers like these have been great for us and we think it's really working to raise awareness.”

The Mandate Fun-Raiser Carnival will be held on Saturday, July 20 from 5pm at the Kings Beach Tavern. Artist Mason Hope will perform on the night.



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