There was more than one ‘Dancing Queen’ at Club Mudgee on Saturday night when ABBA tribute band FABBA brought the music, lyrics and costumes of one of the best loved bands of the 70s to town in order to help raise funds for Lifeskills Plus.
The afternoon concert event was one of many events that Club Mudgee will hold this year in order to benefit Lifeskills, a local organisation that helps support people with disabilities and their families within the local community.
Kelly Gant from Club Mudgee said the event was a great success with more than 200 people turning up to sing and dance their way through some of ABBA’s greatest hits.
“The concert was just great and everyone from Lifeskills had a ball. They kept the dance floor packed from the beginning of the concert until the last song,” Ms Gant said.
While the tally from the night hasn’t been added up, all money raised from the barbecue and donations tins on the night will be handed over to Lifeskills at the end of the year to the group purchase a new learning centre.
The Club will be raising funds for Lifeskills all year in much the same way as the helped the VRA raise money to purchase their new truck.
The VRA brought their new truck along to the event to help Club Mudgee remind the local community of what can be achieved when everyone digs deep.
“Maureen (Heywood) made a speech before the concert to let people know that if the community got behind Lifeskills like they did the VRA, then a lot could be achieved,” Ms Gant said.
While the Club probably won’t be holding many concerts over the next few months because of renovations currently taking place, they will do all they can to ensure the local community gets behind another great cause.
“We’ll have the donations tins going all year round that people will be able to drop a few dollars in,” Ms Gant said.
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