Byron Youth Service to hold artistic fundraiser

IN order to raise funds for much needed programs for young people in the area, Byron Youth Service are hosting a Fundraising Dinner and Art Auction on June 22.

Having lost over 70% of funding for youth programs in 2015, this fundraising dinner  and art auction is a great chance for the Byron community to get behind Byron Youth Service and help support the important work they do with local youth. 

Now, BYS is looking for donations of artwork of any description, including from local artists, pre loved artworks and even works from the likes of Picasso, if you just happen to have one hiding in your shed.

Alternatively, if you don't have any artwork, but want to support the cause, you can head along to the three-course dinner - with complimentary drinks on arrival - at the Sun Bistro on Bayshore Drive at Sunrise.

Tickets are $45 and can be purchased from BYS.

Contact Steffie on 6685 7777 to book a table.

Numbers are limited with just 120 tickets available, so get a group together and get in fast.

There will be some light unplugged entertainment on the night with a couple of very special guests, including Tommy Franklin.

The Sun Bistro also has a courtesy bus, which will be available to collect those coming to the BYS dinner, and return home afterward.

To book the courtesy bus, contact The Sun Bistro on 66856600.

In the coming weeks there will be an opportunity to place a bid on the artworks for the auction, even if you are not able to make it to the dinner.

Artworks will be on display at the Byron Youth Activities Centre over the weekend of June 20 and 21 and those interested in placing a bid on pieces can drop in, view the work and place a bid in advance of the dinner on the Monday night.

For more information either contact BYS on 66857777, or go to their Facebook page

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