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Declan BushAlbany Advertiser
Back, Scott Wise, Boyd Wykes, and Rod Whittle, and, front, Cape Mentelle's Claire Payen, Kai Ensley, 6, and Cameron Murphy are looking forward to Sunday's film fundraiser.
Camera IconBack, Scott Wise, Boyd Wykes, and Rod Whittle, and, front, Cape Mentelle's Claire Payen, Kai Ensley, 6, and Cameron Murphy are looking forward to Sunday's film fundraiser. Credit: Declan Bush

Cape Mentelle hosts its annual film fundraiser on Sunday, with all proceeds from its screening of The Light Between Oceans going to the Cape-to-Cape Catchments Group.

The fundraiser starts with an hour of music by local jazz-swing troupe Doxy, with food, wine, and raffle prizes also available on the night.

The 2016 film stars Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander as a lighthouse keeper and his wife who raise a child they find washed up on the shore in a rowing boat.

CCCG organiser Tracey Muir said the group wanted to raise more awareness and sponsorship for its environment work as it transitioned away from Government funding.

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“The aim is to promote what CCCG does and celebrate the area,” she said.

“This is a key way to support the group.”

Ms Muir said planned initiatives for the group included the Adopt a Spot program, whereby schools took responsibility for caring for native bushland around the region.

CCCG officer Drew McKenzie said the group had also received recent grant funding to make plans to stop emerging weed species in the Capes.

“It is a great opportunity to step back from the individual sites, reserves or even catchments that we often focus on and consider how we can be doing things more effectively at a landscape scale,” Mr McKenzie said.

The film fundraiser opens at 6pm on Sunday, with tickets available online.

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