Saturday night fever for charity

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times

Groove-loving residents are being encouraged to dust off their flares and get ready to move to disco tunes as DJs Daz Hall and Tim Woodward take to Dunsborough Tavern next month in the name of fundraising.

The pair are holding a Disco Inferno event at the Dunsborough Tavern on Saturday, August 12, to raise money for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.

Woodward has been performing for about 15 years, playing at festivals around the South West, including Southbound and Groovin the Moo, while Hall DJs parties in the northern suburbs of Perth, where he often attracts crowds of about 600 people.

After losing his brother to brain cancer about a year ago, Woodward said he decided to host the event to raise awareness about the disease and help fund research.

“The facts are terrible,” he said.

“Brain cancer kills more children in Australia than any other disease and there’s only a 20 per cent survival rate.

“I think it is quite underfunded compared to other diseases, so the money raised is going to research, which is the most important thing.”

About 1600 people are diagnosed with brain cancer a year and about 1200 die of the disease every year. Funds raised from the event will go to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, which aims to increase five-year survival from 20 per cent to 50 per cent by 2023.

There will be a range of music, dances and prizes up for grabs on the night, and dressing up is encouraged but not essential.

The pair encouraged people to go along to the event and enjoy a “huge, fun night for a great cause”.

Tickets are $25 available from Suedehead Barbers Dunsborough, Dunsborough Tavern and Hillzeez Dunsborough and Busselton, or by phoning Woodward on 0438 543 677 or Hall on 0415 101 973.

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