In harmony for cause

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Ride the Wave for MND organisers Aimee Fulcher and Melanie Watts want to raise $50,000 for MND research
Camera IconRide the Wave for MND organisers Aimee Fulcher and Melanie Watts want to raise $50,000 for MND research Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

Ride the wave for MND is a charity fundraiser at the Emily Rose Pavilion Caves House Hotel Yallingup from 5pm-10pm on April 6 raising funds for motor neurone disease research and local support.

There will be live music by ARIA award-winner Bob Evans, Luke Fox, Sean Lillico, Mitch Baker and DJ Mandy B.

The event will feature live and silent auctions and appearances from Olympic gymnast Emily Little, World Surf League surfer Claire Bevilacqua, Australian big wave surfer Mick Corbett, longboard champions Claire Finucane and Georgia Young, and Olympic synchronised swimmer Danielle Kettlewell.

Event organisers Melanie Watts and Aimee Fulcher said they had been inspired by Yallingup local Steven Hayley’s battle against MND.

Steven died in 2017 at just 55 years old after fighting the disease for two years, leaving behind children and grandchildren. “It seems that there is a close community of families who have suffered from MND,” Mrs Watts said.’

“More and more we speak to younger people who have been diagnosed, with one man only 25 years old.”

All the donations will go to MND Australia.

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