FOLLOWING the success of SheppSounds 2011, the local youth initiative have announced four Goulburn Valley based charities will each receive donations to help support their cause.
United Way Goulburn Valley Community Fund, People Supporting People, Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation and the GV Health Oncology Ward Appeal were named as the receivers of the generous donations, which were compiled from leftover fundraising and sales from concert tickets, merchandise and copies of the SheppSounds 2011 compilation, each receiving cheques for $350.
SheppSounds Project Director, Kiel Egging said he was immensely proud of the initiative’s achievements in its inaugural year and being able to share its success with the local charities.
“Any person who organises events in this town will tell you how hard it is to break even from staging something, let alone make a profit.
“The fact that we have made just under $3000 profit in our first year of operation is sensational, and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the performers and our volunteers.
“It’s because of the generosity of those who threw their support behind SheppSounds that we have been able to give back to the community and support the efforts of these fantastic charities, and also hold another SheppSounds project again this year,” Kiel said.