Pooling help for appeal

IT'S getting to be as big as Ben Hur.

A benefit night for the tsunami appeal to be held at the Club Banora Oasis Pool complex on the evening of Saturday, January 22 is starting to attract some big names .

The Tweed's own songbird Julie Anthony has agreed to perform the National Anthem to launch the evening before moving on to another appointment on the Gold Coast.

Member for Richmond Justine Elliot will give a welcoming address and local rock band Innocent Bystanders has volunteered to provide the evening's musical entertainment.

Pool manager Andrew Hunter said he envisaged a night of live music, fireworks, outdoor food and barbecues, as well as patrons having fun on the pool's four huge inflatables.

Coolangatta Tweed Lions have come on board to run a barbecue and a local surf club will provide water safety in the pools.

Mr Hunter said there may be some other personalities to add to the list, but he could not release details as yet.

"All we have to do is throw the doors open and pray for good weather," he said.

Mr Hunter said it was very gratifying to get support from a wide section of the community and the night was shaping up to be a winner.

"Nobody sings the National Anthem like Julie Anthony and I know many people will get a buzz out of seeing her perform live," Mr Hunter said.

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