Giving time sparks up in July
CHRISTMAS is a season of love, kindness and generosity and this year a local fundraising team is hoping to spread the good tidings early for a very worthy cause.
Women's cancer group Team Cupcake is holding its annual Live, Laugh, Learn fundraiser and has chosen a very merry theme this year.
"We do something different each year and this time around we've chosen to host a Christmas in July party," organiser Carmen Wojcicki said.
"It's a barrel of laughs every year and just keeps getting bigger and better.
"It's our main fundraiser to help support ladies with all types of cancers."
Ms Wojcicki said the group helped women on a case-by-case basis in a variety of ways from care packages to funding prostheses for breast cancer sufferers.
"We will have a two-course Christmas dinner and some great entertainment," she said.
"This year we've got comedian Kat Davidson performing, Andrew Antoniolli will be our MC and local band Double Vision will round out the night with some live music so we can dance the night away.
"We'll also have some great lucky door and raffle prizes. Furniture Court donated an amazing queen ensemble.
"The place can seat 250 so we want it booked out so we can raise as much as possible."
The Live, Laugh, Learn Christmas in July party will be held at the Ipswich Showgrounds on July 25 from 6pm.
Tickets are $70 each, tables of 10 cost $650.
Phone 0422 457 606 to book.