Island Time Party with a Purpose

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  • Location: Dicky Beach Surf LIfe Saving Club, Dicky Beach 4551 Queensland


Fans of the 'Caribbean country rock' singer songwriter Jimmy Buffett are expected to flock to the Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club early next month for a major concert to raise funds for Sunshine Coast children with cerebral palsy sufferers as well as for surf life saving equipment.

For what has become the biggest Buffett tribute event in Australia fans will also be flying in from Melbourne, Adelaide, Newcastle, Sydney and Cairns.

Australia's only Jimmy Buffett tribute band, the 12 piece, Sunshine Coast based 'Montserrat' will headline a 5 hour tropical music extravaganza accompanied by the dance troupe 'Magic of the South Pacific' and classic reggae and calypso band 'Jahbutu'.

Fans will even see an exclusive video message from the man with a string of 'trop rock' hits over a nearly 40 year career who is also the unofficial patron of event entitled 'Island Time --the Party with a purpose'.

This is the first time in its 8 year history that the event has been staged beachside said organizer Lionel Aitken who with wife Rita runs Island Time Fund Raising Events Inc. Their daughter is one of an estimated 300 CP sufferers on the Sunshine Coast.

Mr. Aitken said Buffett has become a very strong supporter of Island Time Fund Raising Events which raises funds for a range of goods and services designed to help sufferers of cerebral palsy and their families.

Such is the bond that has developed between Buffett and Lionel and Rita Aitken that they are now president and secretary respectively of Jimmy Buffett's Australian fan club.

"Proceeds from this year's event will be shared with Dicky Beach for the purchase of life saving equipment," Mr. Aitken said.

The concert will be held under the stars in the grounds of the Surf Life Saving Club with a full range of food and drinks available from the Club.

Tickets are $30 each. Bookings are essential and can be made by telephoning Island Time Fund Raising Events on 5477 6195 or Dicky Beach Surf Club Administration on 54915742.

Prepared and issued on behalf of Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club by Mike Vanderkelen Infotech Marketing & Communications Phone 5478 2177 Mobile: 0408 116911

Downloadble: "Island Time Party with a Purpose" Flyer
Location: Dicky Beach Surf LIfe Saving Club
Date: 08/11/2008

For further information please contact:
Lionel and Rita Aitken
Island Time Fund Raising Events Inc
Phone: 5477 6195
Mobile: 0407 767 658
Phone: 5477 6195
Mobile: 0407 767 658

Island Time Fundraising Events Inc :
Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5477 6195
0407 767 658

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Dicky Beach Surf LIfe Saving Club, Dicky Beach

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