Justin Reed and Jake Bray-Butler test out their guitar skills in front of their fellow youth councillors.

Front L-R: Charlotte Bodenhamer, Justin Reed, Jake Bray-Butler, Justin Baldori
Back l-R: Jarrad Hewitt, Tiannah Van Den Berg, Ben Talbot, Jacqui Castricum, Chris Julian (Deputy Youth Mayor), Angus Goodman (Youth Mayor)

Youth council organise flood relief concert

Alpine Shire youth council mayor Angus Goodman has called on young people in the area to help raise money for the Queensland flood appeal by attending a FReeZA concert in Myrtleford on Saturday, 19 February.

The drug and alcohol free event will showcase music from young local musicians and DJ’s between 6 and 9pm, with all proceeds going to the flood appeal.

Mr Goodman said that the concert was the first event to be organised by the youth council this year.

“Young people may not be aware of how they can assist with the flood appeal,” he said.

“This concert provides a great chance to socialise outside of school, in a safe, fun and friendly environment, and its all for a great cause.

"It is going to be a great night with some outstanding local musicians on show.

"This is just one small way young people can help the recovery process in Queensland.”

Alpine Shire Council Mayor Cr Nino Mautone said it was pleasing to see the youth council raising money for the flood appeal.

“I congratulate and applaud the youth councillors for organising this concert for the flood appeal,” he said.

“It is a fantastic effort and I hope that the community supports the Queensland flood appeal and the youth council at the concert.”

The line-up includes Myrtleford duo Jack and James Mostyn, Mount Beauty’s Jack Frawley and Ben Talbot, Jake Bray Butler from Bright and Wandiligong’s Justin Reed.

Youth council would like to thank the Anglican Church in Myrtleford for allowing free use of its hall for the event and Innovative Security Services for agreeing to provide a security guard free of charge.

Youth councillors were involved in induction and planning sessions at the Howmans Gap Alpine Centre in January.

The 13 member council will continue to advise Alpine Shire Council on youth issues as well as planning youth events for FReeZA, National Youth Week and the Youth Bushfire Recovery project.

To get involved with your youth councillors visit www.alpineyouth.com.au.

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