Proceeds from the premiere of the locally made movie The Ghindaring have been donated to the Cancer Council.
The premiere of the movie took place at the Manning Entertainment Centre on July 6 and was a sell out, with 500 people, including the entire cast and crew, in attendance.
The amount raised from the premiere was $6191.71. It was cast member Mark Hayward's request that the proceeds be donated to the Cancer Council in memory of his partner, Debbie Dunstan, who passed away from metastastic breast cancer during filming.
The Ghindaring, written by Graham Mansfield, is a story about a young boy's search for the legendary Yowie said to live in the Mount George area. The Mount George, Wingham and the Manning Valley region was the setting for the film which featured local people as actors.
Representing the Cancer Council, Community Engagement co-ordinator, Tim Chapman spoke to the audience at the premiere advising them of the many benefits which the community derive from fundraisers such as this one.
"Support from Graham and the Manning community has an impact across all aspects of our programs. Such donations and events are a demonstration of the great support provided by the people of this area", said Tim.
"The Cancer Council would like to recognise and thank Graham for premiering his professionally produced film for the benefit of the local community through the funds going to the Cancer Council."
Mount George Yowie Festival
Graham is holding a further screening of The Ghindaring at the inaugural Mount George School of Arts Yowie Festival at the Mount George Hall on Saturday, October 26 at 6pm.
Tickets will be available from September 22 by contacting Graham Mansfield on 0437 771 937.
If you would like to organise a Do It For Cancer event like Graham contact Lauren Fraser, Cancer Council's Community Relations co-ordinator (Lower Mid North Coast) on 6659 8400 or email Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org.