Music lovers unite for a good cause

Monday 7 April, 2008

Polyester Records in Fitzroy joined together with a group of much-loved local and international comedians to host a CDs for Cancer Research Day on Saturday 5 April and raised over $2000 for The Cancer Council Victoria.

Polyester Records owner, Chris Crouch, said the day was a great success and hoped it would become an annual event.

"This event was 12 months in the making, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome", Mr Crouch said. "Not only was it a fun day for both customers and the comedians, but it also raised money for an important cause".

There was a vast array of special guests behind the counter selling CDs throughout the day, including Alan Brough, Myf Warhurst, Daniel Kitson, Fee-B and Sam, Marieke Hardy, Lawrence Leung and Andrew McClelland.

With 20% of CD sales going to the Cancer Council, not only did it raise money for the fight against cancer, but also raised cancer awareness with Melbourne's music lovers.

Community and Corporate Fundraising Manager, Jenna Mellerick, said fundraising events like CDs for Cancer Research Day were an important part of the Cancer Council's fundraising efforts.

"The Cancer Council relies on generous Victorians to help fund our life-saving cancer research, education programs to help prevent cancers and detect them at a stage when they are most curable, and support services for people in times of great need. Creating your own special fundraising event, like Mr Crouch, is a great way to help make a difference," Ms Mellerick said.

See www.polyesterrecords.com for more details of the event or to find out how you can start your own Cancer Council fundraising event, call 1300 65 65 85 or visit the special community events page on this site.