Tweed sleep-out for charity
AUSTRALIA'S biggest night of charitable camping will take place on the weekend of November 16 when the annual Camp and Care with BIG4 2012 takes place at 100 BIG4 camping sites all over the country including Tweed.
The annual fundraising effort encourages residents to pitch a tent and enjoy a night under the stars for a nominal $20 site fee to be donated to the autism charity, Camp Autism.
The event aims to convert people who prefer a proper roof, walls, windows and mini bar when they go away on holidays and convince them to try something different.
BIG4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park will host the Tweed's camping newcomers as well as old hands and offers a great opportunity to grab the kids or a group of friends and experience the thrill of camping in the name of charity.
"You can bounce around on our new jumping castle, splash about in the pools and enjoy a movie night and sausage sizzle on the Saturday night," Park representative Rachel Griffin said.
The park will put on a sausage sizzle on Saturday, November 17 from noon and a Sand Art kids activity which will see kids create pictures using coloured sand.
On Saturday evening, all campers are invited to jump in the pool or simply sit next to it and enjoy the showing of a surprise movie on a big screen next to the water.
General manager of marketing at BIG4 holiday parks Rachel Pugh said last year's event was a great success and raised much needed funds for causes all over the country.
"We're looking forward to working with the people of Australia to make a small difference once again," Ms Pugh added.