A Gidgestock cheque presented earlier this year to the Leukaemia Foundation.

Gidgestock raises $100,000

Festival organiser Steve Mitcham said since the festival started more than $200,000 has been donated to worthy sources.
November 16, 2023
Peter W Lewis

THIS year’s Gidgestock Music Festival was another huge success with more than 1000 people attending with close to $100,000 raised for the main recipients, the West Gidgegannup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and the Leukaemia Foundation.

City of Swan West Gidgegannup Fire Services captain and fire control officer Justin Skewes said once again West Gidgegannup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade was honoured to be involved with Gidgestock in 2023.

“The organisers Jo and Steve Mitcham’s outstanding commitment to support local charities and volunteer agencies such as ourselves is always much appreciated and we are humbled to be one of your beneficiaries,” Mr Skewes said.

“I know that this can’t be done without the support of sponsors and I hope they know we are deeply appreciative of their generous and community minded natures.

“Swan Communications Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade joined us this year and they loved being involved.

“They are our main communications volunteer agency when we are involved in a major fire or incident, and we could not maintain communications and respond to changes in weather conditions and fire behaviours without them.

“Funds received always go back to invest directly with our membership to ensure we are well trained and ready to respond at a moment’s notice,” he said.

Leukaemia Foundation’s general manager Charlotte Webb said the funds received from the festival would help provide crucial and practical support to make a tangible impact on the lives of so many people impacted by blood cancer.

Festival organiser Steve Mitcham said since the festival started more than $200,000 has been donated to worthy sources.

This year’s bands that donated their performances: Face the Day, The Rough Housers, Brandon Poletti and the Eagleton Brothers, Chain Reaction, Redhouse, The Flares, Satisfaction Guaranteed, Brothr Bear, Amberdown, Moth Street Artists, Brothers on Arms, Louis Rebeiro & The Blues Machine, Electric State, Moonlighters, Bradley Hall, Dr Soul, The U-Nites, Coastal Drift, The Bev Abela Band, The Catherine Wheels, Blues ConFusion, Pentology.

Sponsors: Lightning, BOS, Cortez, Densford, Bonita, Denlan, Scene Signs, Bendigo Bank Mundaring, Gidge Skips, LGC, Midland Toyota, Pheonix Motors, Elders Kalamunda, Georgiou, Helen Ganska, Echo News, Have A Go News, Merchant on Mends St, Quest Apartments, Boatshed, Good Grocer South Perth, Gidge Grog, V&M Canvas, OMG Gin.

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