Music makes the point for Beyond Blue bash

Fenn Wilson delights the crowd. 158934 Pictures: PATRICK CALLOW

THE Surfside Waves Soccer Club held a hugely successful Beyond Blue Big Bash to raise awareness for mental health issues.
The evening began with a bang with the Von Robertsons thoroughly entertaining the 70-plus crowd getting people up dancing.
The food was amazing with curries provided courtesy of Kirsten Sattler and desserts courtesy of Julie Riley.
The beautiful tones of Fenn Wilson were up next with the young singer mesmerising the crowd with his heartfelt selection of songs.
Following Fenn, was Sarah Carrol, ukulele queen of the Bellarine with some magnificent songs, and donating a limited edition CD to the silent auction.
The food was consumed and the dancing continued with Skabang as the beat drew more and more to the dance floor. Front man for Skabang and club president Kev Bowers was on fire on the microphone, as were the rest of the band with their energetic string of great songs.
The whole evening was led by MC and club legend Jack Pedler, who talked a lot about Beyond Blue throughout the evening.
In between the musical act, people were entertained by the soccer Q&A session where Everett Nelson regaled all with his many stories of playing soccer in England, Ireland and Australia, and Cath Sattler talked about how she began playing soccer in the UK and then Australia talking about the progress the women’s game has made and how bright the future is.
The final total was yet to be calculated but it was expected to top the $2000 mark.
The local community and local businesses got right behind the event, with many local businesses making donations to the silent auction.