Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Let’s Do Latin - Tiny Homes Fundraiser

The third Tiny Homes Project Fundraiser was a huge success last weekend with over 160 people attending a fun and frivolous event held at the Bali Hut on the Whitsunday Sailing Club lawns.

After a week of wild weather, the clouds parted and it was a cool and starry night, perfect for dancing and merriment.

An impressive $32,000 was raised on the evening, and all funds will be put directly into the Tiny Homes Project which is funding four homes for homeless women over 55 in the Whitsundays.

The total project will cost around $700,000 and the team of fundraisers are almost halfway to their target amount.

Whitsunday Regional Council has donated a plot of land in Proserpine and final plans are being put into the design of the homes, with construction expected to start before the end of the year.

The Let’s Do Latin Fundraiser was the biggest money raiser of all events so far and organiser, Sandy Clarke said she was thrilled to be part of another successful night.

“It was the most beautiful night and everyone who attended were just such lovely, giving people,” she said.

The evening kicked-off with an auction which saw over a dozen items up for grabs.

This was followed by raffle before the evening’s entertainment began.

One of Australia’s top 10 Burlesque Dancers, Kelly Ann Doll, wowed the crowd with an evocative, playful, and sexy performance that got the party started.

Afterwards Latin Madness put on a performance and then taught eager participants the basics of Latin dancing.

This got the dance floor packed, and the evening progressed into a party atmosphere with Viva and her Fiesta Band rocking out to classic tracks that everyone enjoyed.

Kandice Adlington won the Best Dressed Female and Paul Skinner won Best Dressed Male.

Organisers Sandy Clarke and Fiona Donnellan. Photo credit: Rachael Smith and Bronte Hodge

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