From Russia with love
FAMOUS entrepreneur Michael Edgley joined Tweed mayor Kevin Skinner at Jack Evans Boat Harbour yesterday to announce Tweed and Murwillumbah hospital auxiliaries as beneficiaries of a benefit performance by the Great Moscow Circus at the harbour in October.
Cr Skinner will host the charity performance, the first large event to be held at Tweed's newest event space.
"The hard-working members of the Tweed and Murwillumbah auxiliaries do a marvellous job to assist our two local hospitals," Cr Skinner said. "I'm delighted to have this opportunity to help them."
Mr Edgley said the circus had raised $400,000 for charities through benefit performances in the last three years.
"It adds a very special touch to our performances when we know that we are helping organisations like the hospital auxiliaries," he said.
"It's also great to be performing on the Tweed again."
Mr Edgley said the circus tried to cater for all age groups.
"We also keep our productions fresh by changing them every three years," he said.
He said Russia had a strong circus tradition.
"It's a huge part of Russian life going back to the age of the Tsars," he said. Tickets for the charity night on Wednesday, October 5 at 7pm (NSW) are $20 per seat.
Seating is first-come, first-served.
Tickets are now available at the Murwillumbah Visitor Information Centre on 1800 574 414 and the auxiliary gift shop at Tweed Hospital.
The event will feature renowned Russian performers together with exclusive international guest acts,