Clinton Pretorius and Warwick Young Ambassador Michael See with Beyond Blue merchandise
Clinton Pretorius and Warwick Young Ambassador Michael See with Beyond Blue merchandise

Concert for youth rocks

THANKS to three Young Ambassadors the Warwick Town Hall was transformed into a haven for young people in the district to revel in an outstanding rock concert on Saturday evening.

Young Ambassadors Ashleigh McArthur, Verity Thorburn and James Clarke embraced the opportunity to provide the young people of Warwick with a place to go and have some fun.

They created the entire concept of Septemberfest themselves and were assisted by Community Youth Worker Bonita Tyler.

Miss Tyler said the Young Ambassadors is an active group of young people supported by the Southern Downs Regional Council that develops and organises programs which deal with youth issues within the community.

“This particular event was aimed at raising awareness and assisting with prevention of youth suicide,” she said.

The trio accomplished a major feat by bringing ten local bands together, donating their time and talent to perform throughout the evening.

Warwick entertainers in the limelight were The Walker Brothers, MuZak, Rachaell Van Slobbe, Tailored Duo and Without Wings.

Miss McArthur said the reason she became involved in the Warwick Ambassador program was to motivate young people.

“As a teenager, I realise there is often nothing to do as a young person, so I wanted to create something to do,” she said.

The others agreed they joined for similar reasons.

Mr Clarke said his passion for the Warwick community was a major factor in becoming involved.

“I now have a chance to be actively involved in the community,” he said.

Miss Thorburn said her motivation for joining was to bring the youth in the community together.

Not only did the three young people succeed in providing great entertainment at the event, they also organised for merchandise to be sold with the profits being donated to the beyondblue organisation, to raise awareness and prevent youth depression.



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