23 November, 2023
Rock and roll for paws
MUSICIANS from across the Far North will band together next weekend to present the Rock ‘n’ Roar for Paws music festival all to raise much-needed funds for the Mareeba Animal Refuge.
After putting out a cry for help on their Facebook page recently, the local refuge was inundated with support from people all across the Far North coming forward with donations and fundraising ideas.
Local music and animal lovers Tee Ketu and Aurelle Brunjes decided what better way to raise money than a music festival.
Aurelle, who will also be performing at the event, said the role the refuge played in the community was vital and hoped everyone would come to Bosca’s to dance with them for the future of the animals.
“We desperately need a place like this because they do such an important job rehabilitating them, getting them ready for adoption by desexing them … it is so important to our town,” she said.
“I am bursting with excitement and honestly can’t wait to perform. There is a lot of work being done here, and a heap of artists have volunteered their time very willingly for such a great cause.
“The vibe is high, and now we just need the people in the audience to match it. Everyone is feeling the love for the animals.”
Refuge manager Jennifer Walsh said she was feeling eternally grateful for the organisers and artists who had come together to make the event happen.
“We are just dumbfounded. I cannot say just how grateful we are for the amazing people in this community,” she said.
The event will kick off from 11am on 3 December at Bosca’s in Mareeba. Tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rocknroar4-paws-mareeba-tickets-748961834007