IT’S time for the ladies to pull out their polka dot dresses, and for men to lace up their blue suede shoes and join Transition Village Wallan’s rock and roll fundraiser on Saturday, May 22.
Glenn Craven, who is starring in Melbourne’s Shake Rattle ‘n’ Roll musical later in June, will join the rock and roll night at Kilmore Memorial Hall, bringing attendees to their feet on the dance floor.
Transition Village Wallan founder and chief executive Judy Clarke said it was important for Transition Village to find different ways to fundraise.
“We’ve got the same population, and we have so many great people working for it, but we know we will have to go back to the same people all the time. That’s why last time we had a comedy night and this time we’re doing the dance night,” she said.
“This is going to be fun, the music is so incredible uplifting, I love it and I’m sure those that come will do to.”
Transition Village Wallan is a not-for-profit organisation addressing homelessness with sustainability at the forefront of its projects.
The village will be open to any singles or couples aged over 18 and need a place to stay.
Ms Clarke said it was easy for people to change aspects of their lives to be sustainable, and residents of the village would learn while being provided with a safe and comfortable accommodation and work themselves out of homelessness.
“Say you’re a resident with us for 12 months, that’s 12 months of accommodation, but we also get you to write up a plan with what you’d like to achieve in that time. We’re not telling you what to do, other than to live sustainably,” Ms Clarke said.
“The houses will run off solar electricity, we check to make sure there are no drafts coming in through the curtains.
“There will also be shared facilities rather than each room having their own bathrooms. So that’s two showers and toilets rather than six. The toilets too will be compost toilets.”
Tickets for the rock and roll fundraiser are $30 for adults and $20 for concession, which can be purchased at transitionvillagewallan.org.au/events/rock-and-roll/.
Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start to the evening.