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Get Lei’d And Make A Difference With The Tiny Homes Project

Back by popular demand, the third iteration of this lively community fundraiser is returning in October and this time they have extended the party, opening the event up to welcome 500 guests.

Hosted by one of the event sponsors, Cape Gloucester Resort, the night will embrace a Hawaiian theme, so make sure you bring your floral shirts and headdresses, throw on a grass skirt and get ready to dance barefoot on the sand.

The Tiny Homes Project is a local charity organisation created by a group of locals who decided to tackle the housing crisis head-on by raising much-needed funds to build four homes for homeless women over 55 living in the Whitsundays.

They work closely with Whitsunday Housing to source grant funding and have also garnered community spirit by hosting regular events which have proven very successful, the last one raising over $30,000 for the cause.

One of the organisers, Fiona Donnellan, said that they are swiftly reaching their goal and are aiming to start construction of the four homes on Gardenia Street in Proserpine before the end of the year.

“We are getting closer to our target thanks to the generosity of the community,” she said.

“Every contribution, big or small, makes a significant difference in the lives of those we aim to help - we are not just building tiny homes, we're building a community.”

Whitsunday Transit are also an event sponsor and have kindly supplied some of their buses to ferry partygoers from the Greater Airlie Beach Area to Cape Gloucester Resort.

GForce and Viva Acoustic will bring their own unique talent to stage for the night.

These two highly regarded bands have donated their time for the event, their lively tunes guaranteed to get the party started and the dancefloor packed.

The events kicks-off at 5pm and guests will be greeted with a welcome cocktail on arrival, perfectly timed to watch the sunset over the ocean.

Canapes will then be served and a lively charity auction will commence.

As daylight fades and night surrounds, the party steps up a notch with the music beckoning everyone to the dancefloor.

The free return shuttle departs at 10am and organisers are hoping to include a camping option for those who would like to stay.

WHAT: Get Lei’d Hawaiian Beach Party

WHERE: Cape Gloucester Resort

WHEN: Saturday, October 7

TIME: 5pm-10pm

TICKETS: $100 from

Over 500 people expected to attend the Get Lei’d Hawaiian Beach Party Fundraiser at Cape Gloucester Resort. Photo credit: Rachael Smith

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