For the second consecutive year, Laurimar Cricket Club is hosting a community movie night to benefit Doreen CFA.

The Laurimar Community Movie Night, on Saturday at Laurimar Recreation Reserve, starts from 6.30pm, with the movie starting at sunset. Entry is by gold coin donation.

Last year with 600 people attended, $750 was raised for the CFA on gold coin donations alone.

Hugh Jackman’s The Greatest Showman was on and had many of the children singing and dancing throughout.

This year, club president Evan Woolnough is hoping to make it a bigger and better night for the whole family with the showing of The Lion King.

“We know the CFA struggles and has to buy a lot of its own gear. We’re only a new club so we thought that we’ve got the facilities so let’s help out the CFA,” he said.

“Last year it seemed to work very well so fingers crossed we’ll have great weather and a lot of people turn up.

“This year, we’ve got a few extra food vans there and they’ll donate a percentage to the CFA too.”

Jumping castles, facing painting and cricket will keep children occupied before the movie shows on an inflatable screen.

City of Whittlesea Mayor Emilia Lisa Sterjova said council was pleased to be able to support Laurimar Cricket Club and other community groups with Community Event Funding grants.

“These grants help groups celebrate and build connections in their local communities,” she said.

“I would especially like to thank the Laurimar cricket and football clubs for their ongoing efforts to raise money for the Doreen CFA. It’s tremendous to see our community come together to assist in times of need.”