Melony Brests and her right hand gal, Sal Monalla bring a whole new sparkle to the world of Bingo. They are raucous, full of cheeky inuendo and are hysterically funny. The guarantee a ball dropping good time and it’s for a great cause too.
This month all the proceeds from the bingo book sales are donated to Mates4Mates, a not-for-profit organisation providing life-changing support and rehabilitation services for current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members who have physical or psychological injuries, and their families.
Their purpose is to provide enduring physical and psychological support and foster mateship and connection amongst the Defence community. Once a Mate, always a Mate.
Taking an innovative and holistic approach to recovery, Mates4Mates offers tailored services from psychological support to physical rehabilitation activities, adventure challenges, employment support, and peer support through social connection activities.
Their services are designed to help current and ex-serving Defence Force members rebuild their lives by providing support and relevant skills that will assist them in improving their wellbeing and finding fulfilment.
Mates4Mates receives no ongoing government funding and relies on the generosity of the community to ensure that all services can continue to be offered to Mates and their families. So that’s why a fundraising event like this is so important.
“Raising awareness for PTSD is very close to my heart so I’m very happy that we are raising funds for Mates4Mates. There’s no reason fundraising needs to be boring – with Drag Queen Bingo you can have a good time for a good cause,” said Tewantin Noosa RSL Entertainment Manager, Lynn ‘Murphy’ Manthey.
This month’s Drag Queen Bingo is on Wednesday 24th June and entry is $15. Bookings are essential because it’s such a popular event. Bingo books are purchased separately on the night.