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Telegraph Point Sports and Recreation Club to host NSW Rural Fire Service charity gig on December 8

BIG DAY: NSW Rural Fire Service charity gig is coming up on December 8. Photo: James Gates.
BIG DAY: NSW Rural Fire Service charity gig is coming up on December 8. Photo: James Gates.

An upcoming NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) charity gig could be the biggest day in the history of the Telegraph Point Sports and Recreation Club, according to event organiser James Gates.

Musicians, community groups and Telegraph Point residents are digging deep to donate their time and money for the family friendly charity fundraiser at the Recreation Club from 11am on Sunday, December 8.

Mr Gates, who hosts open mic sessions at the club each Sunday, said it is a way of giving back.

"It's all for the NSW RFS and the fires are still fresh in people's minds. Locally everyone has seen in their own back and front yards what these firefighters have done," he said.

Two stages of musicians and bands have volunteered their time for the day including Original Sound Lounge and Mid North Coast Blues and Musicians Club.

They will be joined by Milner Bros, Sarah Marine, Lauren Edwards, Light House Duo, Chill Factor, Pam Hata, Whisky and Ginger, Ethan Stewart Trio and Bull Dog Blues Band.

EPIC MASHUP: Bands and singers unite for NSW Rural Fire Service charity gig fundraiser. Photo: Supplied/James Gates.

EPIC MASHUP: Bands and singers unite for NSW Rural Fire Service charity gig fundraiser. Photo: Supplied/James Gates.

Mr Gates said he would like to raise between $2000 and $3000 for local brigades through ticket sales, raffles and prizes.

"We'd love to get as much support as we can to donate money to the local RFS and thank them for their efforts. They have been imperative.

"The genuine sincerity of their efforts over the last month or so with a lot of RFS members giving up work at their own expense to help has been tremendous.

"It's been overwhelming to see the efforts from everyone to help each other out during the fires."

Tickets for 18 years and over cost $5 at the door, kids under 18 are free. Patrons are encouraged to bring cash on the night for raffles, donations and entry.

Tax deductible donations, sponsorship opportunities and opportunities to become involved in the event are still open by contacting the Telegraph Point Sports and Recreation Club.

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