A free movie night has been organised for March 26 at Helensburgh Soccer Field, giving local families the chance to spend some quality time together under the stars.
Local real estate agent Mattias Samuelsson is behind the event, saying it’s his opportunity to give something back to community in which he lives.
“I have been born and raised around Stanwell Park and Helensburgh, and a few years a ago I joined our family business at Ray White Helensburgh. My grandfather started this business 44 years ago and we’re now in the third generation with everything moving along better than ever” says Mattias. “In addition my mother is a GP in Helensburgh and my father was at one stage, a local dentist, so I have strong ties with the town. Now that I’m in a position to give back to the community that has supported us over all of these years, I am happy to do everything I can.”
And it may become a regular part of the Helensburgh social calendar! “If this proves to be a popular idea, I’ll make it a regular event,” says Mattias. “We will have an easter Egg Hunt for the kids, followed by the screening of Disney’s ‘Inside Out’.”
And Mattias says the Helensburgh Thistles Soccer Club will also benefit from the event.
“There will be a BBQ for sausage sandwiches and the Soccer Club will open their bar, with all takings from both going to the club,” he says. “I have been a part of the Thistles since I was four and I now sit on the committee for both the Senior and the Junior clubs so it’s great to be able to help. It’s a win-win for the community!”
Mattias says there will also be raffle tickets for sale on the night, with proceeds going to help Kurt Drysdale’s family modify their home.
“Working alongside Helensburgh Family Practice, we have donated a 55 inch Samsung Smart TV as first prize, and there are plenty of smaller prizes. Tickets will also be available from Ray White Helensburgh and from various businesses around town.”
The money will be used by the Drysdales so Kurt can come back here to live with his family.
The free movie night will be held at the Helensburgh Thistles Soccer field from 7pm on March 26.