The Cancer Society will be the beneficiary of a titillating night of entertainment at the Crows Nest Bar in Whangaparaoa on Saturday, November 17.
Bar person Sam McDonald is organising a Full Monty & Burlesque Show in conjunction with the owner Nick.
“Cancer has touched almost everyone’s life at some time or another, and I had my own experience last year when I had an aggressive melanoma removed from my back,” Sam says. “The event isn’t just about having a fun night and raising funds, it is also about raising awareness and encouraging people, especially men, to get check-ups done regularly.”
Staff and local patrons, ranging in age from their 20s to their 50s, have either volunteered or been coerced into the line-up.
Sam says they have taken their roles seriously, rehearsing every Sunday, using the movie as a guide on how the show will run.
“We plan to give people their money’s worth. It’s going to be a great show with a live band, spot prizes and mystery giveaways.”
Sam adds that it will also be tasteful and themed for the Hibiscus Coast.
Tickets cost $10 and have been selling well.
“We’ve never done anything like this at the bar before so it’s hard to know how much we’ll raise, but my target is $3000.”
Sam thanked the numerous businesses that had come on board as sponsors.