Full Monty fundraiser raises over $20,000

The stars of the show mingled with the crowd: Mark Hansen, Nathan Dellavedova, Cassie Williams, Sinead Dowling and Nick Weaver.

After baring it all as part of Maryborough’s first Full Monty event on the weekend, eight brave locals have succeeded in raising more than $23,000 for the town’s annual Relay for Life event.

Smashing their $20,000 fundraising goal out of the ball park in front of a crowd of close to 300 people on Saturday night, the Lumps, Bumps & Balls and a Full Monty night is being hailed a success and also raised just over $1000 for the Maryborough Fire Brigade.

Rehearsing for 10 weeks Jefferson Hoober, Nathan Dellavedova, Glenn Hooper, Justin Bramble, Ted McClelland, Jared Floorman and Tommy Borg all took to the stage alongside event organiser and performer Nick Weaver, who said it was a special night.

“It was very successful, all the guys said it was one of the best nights they’ve ever had and they would do it again at the drop of a hat,” he said.

“This has been so good not just for the town, but for the community as well. It brought everyone together and the room was 50/50 men and women, so we’re getting the message out there that cancer touches everyone and we raised an unreal amount to put an end to that.”

Funds raised for the night are going towards Mr Weaver ’s fundraising total for the local Relay for Life event, which will then be donated to the Cancer Council.

Aiming to raise $30,000 for the event this year, Mr Weaver said his goal has already been reached weeks from the event (February 28- 29).

For more on this story see Page 9 of The Advertiser, Friday, February 7

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