Fundraiser promises once-in-a-lifetime evening in Warwick
UNDER the stars at Ridson Oval, Andrew Williams is hoping the spirited community can come together to help people suffering with multiple sclerosis.
The disease affects about 3700 Queenslanders and is one Mr Williams feels passionately about.
“A mate’s friend suffers from MS and we’ve all been riding in the Brissy to Bay for a number of years, and that was how it all started,” he said.
“I’ve signed up to do a bike ride from North Vietnam to the south in March and the money we raise there, along with the dinner, will go to MS.”
With the help of several local businesses, Mr Williams is hoping the dinner on Saturday February 15 will be an event “like nothing before in Warwick”.
“The level of support from local business has been really overwhelming,” he said.
“All of the food will be catered for by local restaurants, and John Dee and Rose City Meats have kindly donated the meats.”
Hosted by poet Rupert McCall, who has been commissioned to write a poem about Warwick, Mr Williams said the goal of the event would be to raise $20,000.
“We’ve probably sold 40 to 45 of the ticket so far, but there’s plenty of room because we will be dining on Ridson Oval,” he said.
“The Warwick Water Rats have held a few working bees to make the grounds and the clubhouse look great.
“It’s all part of being involved with and living in a small community.”
Tickets are still available and can be purchased at https://warwicktickets.com.au/event/ms-dinner-under-the-stars-10812?fbclid=IwAR2GFCsZPpzG-6ylo5vDvzOodp3kcAM1ujo8yEZ-qSn5-3Y04vKq4YTkM1s