Macleay Island event supports bushfires on January 10 and 11.

SWAMPFISH: Duo Kim Downs and Liz Hall-Downs will play their trademark roots-blues-alt country music on guitar, banjo and autoharp at The Progress Hall concert this Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Photo: Meg Geering.
SWAMPFISH: Duo Kim Downs and Liz Hall-Downs will play their trademark roots-blues-alt country music on guitar, banjo and autoharp at The Progress Hall concert this Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Photo: Meg Geering.

Macleay Island performers and artists have rallied to present several fund raising opportunities on January 10 and 11 to support the Salvos appeal for bushfire relief.

Redland group Shapeshifters will play at Willow and Oak from 5.30 pm to 7.30pm.

The event is being staged by the Macleay Island Progress Association, the Macleay Island Lions club and Willow and Oak as a spontaneous reaction to the unfolding disaster. Patrons are asked to buy raffle tickets and make donations on the night.

Duo Liz Hall-Downs and Kim Downs of Swampfish and soloist Johnny Deewill also play at the progress hall from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, January 11. Swampfish is known for its roots/blues alternate country music sound played on guitar, banjo and autoharp.

Members of MIAC and local artists are donating artworks for an art auction and the Lions Club of Macleay will be providing food and refreshments. Meat free meals will be provided by Lakshmi and Yasoda with coffee and cake also provided.

MIPA's Robin Harris said the organisers were immensely grateful to all those participating for their input, skills and community spirit.

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