Cafe serves fire fundraiser

Augusta Margaret River Times
The Sea Garden Cafe hosts its own bushfire fundraiser today and tonight. Pictured is Kellie Evans, Sara Jayne Strand and Lachlan Hearne.
Camera IconThe Sea Garden Cafe hosts its own bushfire fundraiser today and tonight. Pictured is Kellie Evans, Sara Jayne Strand and Lachlan Hearne. Credit: Warren Hately

Punters with a taste for coffee, fine ales or outdoor yoga are encouraged to pop along to the Sea Garden Cafe right now for the sake of a good cause.

Today and tonight, the cafe is hosting a bushfire fundraiser, with a target of $10,000 going to the Red Cross.

Manager Kellie Evans said the ghost of Prevelly’s close brush with bushfire in 2011 had motivated workers, who wanted to do their bit to help those less fortunate in South Australia and the Eastern States.

“We all, as a group, felt compelled to do something,” Ms Evans said.

Volunteer firefighters protected Prevelly against fire attack in 2011 and no one had forgotten the importance of community safety, she said.

“It makes us hopeful, if we were in the same situation, to know we have people on the other side of the country willing to help.”

She saluted her co-workers, who had poured a lot of time and energy into today’s event.

Sara Jayne Strand will lead an early yoga class on the deck today at 9am, with a free coffee for all, and donations going to the appeal.

From 3pm, musical acts will perform for free, with music continuing until 9pm.

Bands include the Bragg Brothers, Joh Garner, Juni, Diego of the Road, and a DJ set from Flo-Tation.

All day, a dollar from every coffee sold will go into the Red Cross kitty, while ale lovers will rejoice to know 100 per cent of the money from middies and pints of Coopers are also to be donated.

Sea Garden Cafe will also run a raffle, as well as a surfboard auction at 7.45pm.

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