Preserve Gnarabup fundraiser boosts conservation donations | Photos

The Preserve Gnarabup conservation campaign continues to gather waves of community support, with close to $14,000 raised at a recent fundraising event in Margaret River.

Featuring a line up of talented local performers including Dan White, Beeva Feeva, The Moody Cows and headline act John Butler, the sold out concert at The River provided an opportunity for supporters to purchase branded Preserve Gnarabup merchandise.

"These funds will go back into the campaign, towards the next batch of merchandise - which almost fully sold out on the night - and future events," said Preserve Gnarabup's Beth Carlessi.

"It was an amazing night that saw many in our community join together to celebrate the importance of Gnarabup. The support was so great that we could have sold more than double that number of tickets with more room."

Social distancing restrictions limited the number of people allowed in the venue to just 300, but Ms Carlessi said the result was indicative of the support offered by the wider community.

"We thank the generosity of all the performers, the volunteers, those that donated auction and fundraising items and in-kind support and The River for hosting this event.

There are future plans to raise awareness and promote the pledge, include a simultaneous paddle out in Perth and Margaret River, a 'burn the phones' campaign and a possible Perth concert.

"And we continue to ask community members who support the preservation of Gnarabup to lobby the Shire and the Government."

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