Tickets have sold out for the Coalcliff SLSC fundraiser at Anita’s Theatre on March 30.
The event, to be headlined by Australian rock trio Thirsty Merc, aims to raise money for the club to replace funding lost from the closure of the club’s own musical fundraising events known as The Bombie.
First run in 2012, the Bombie events have been suspended by Wollongong Council late last year following noise complaints from a local resident.
Club president, Leo Stevens says while negotiations are continuing with Wollongong City Council to reopen The Bombie in a revised format, the fundraising events can’t come back soon enough for the small club.
“The one-off fundraising night at Anita’s Theatre will go a long way to bridging the club’s finances,” he says, ” until Coalcliff SLSC can resume its regular fundraising events once more.”
Council remains firm on its position that the Bombie is not a part of the general operation of the surf club, as organisers thought, but in fact a stand-along event which needs it’s own DA.
While that process is worked-through, the surf club will benefit from the night at Anita’s and while there is talk of these becoming regular events, the club says there are many mitigating factors which need to be worked through before that can be set in stone.