Charity gig to fund free Bunbury Soup Van Christmas breakfast

Stuart McGuckinSouth Western Times
Fungalore's Chris Howe, Bunbury Soup Van's Brad Ladhams and Fungalore's Clint Guppy are teaming up for a Christmas gig which will support a free Christmas breakfast.
Camera IconFungalore's Chris Howe, Bunbury Soup Van's Brad Ladhams and Fungalore's Clint Guppy are teaming up for a Christmas gig which will support a free Christmas breakfast. Credit: Stuart McGuckin

Fungalore Bunbury is throwing its support behind the Bunbury Soup Van this Christmas by holding a special gig at the Prince of Wales on Saturday night.

Bläckwitch, Ohm Rune, Zerodent and Ocean Drive will take to the stage to support the important charity.

Fungalore co-founder Chris Howe is excited to support a worthy cause at this time of year.

“Food is the most basic need,” he said.

“For a lot of people Christmas is all about spending big, eating lots of food and indulging.

“It’s easy to forget that there are people out there that can’t enjoy that as easily.”

He said that Fungalore had always tried to support local bands while passing the tin around for various charities.

“We tried to work with local groups that don’t necessarily get ongoing support,” he said.

“If we raise a couple of hundred bucks its big to them.

“A lot of punk rock and hardcore music focus on social issues, humanitarian issues and environmental issues so it’s a really good marriage.”

Bunbury Soup Van president Denise Lahams said she was excited when she was approached about the idea for the gig.

“It was out of the blue but a lovely surprise for this time of the year,” she said.

“It’s also wonderful because it will open up a different demographic to support the soup van.

“We had a barbecue on the day before Christmas last year, but this ensures we can put it on and have a little bit extra there as well so its not just the basics.”

Donations taken at the free show will go directly towards a barbecue from 9.30am on Christmas day for the homeless and families doing it tough at the Graham Bricknell Memorial Music Shell.

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