The Mothers’ Milk Bank is a wonderfully simple idea. It provides screened and pasteurised donor mothers’ milk, to families where the mother’s own milk is not available for their baby. It also provides support to mothers who experience difficulties with lactation.
The important work done by this charity is made possible by donations, support and fundraising in the community. And the upcoming masquerade gala function Celebrating the Families with auctions and evening of entertainment is designed specifically to raise money for the Mother’s Milk Bank.
The gala itself will be family affair with two siblings performing in the headlining acts. Julz Parker and her brothers Sam and Max Parker come from a very musical family – trust me, they’re not the only Parkers with jaw-dropping talent. And they’re all performing with their various bands as part of the Mothers’ Milk Bank gala.
Julz is guitarist and co-hussy with Hussy Hicks. They’ve just released a new single Pirate Flag and are briefly back on the coast between criss-crossing the country (and the globe). They took out Artist of the Year at the 2017 Gold Coast Music Awards and are one of the City’s favourite acts.
Sam is bassist and Max plays sax with Electrik Lemonade, a fizzy nine-piece funk collective. They were in the top three bands for the Gold Coast Music Awards People’s Choice Awards last year.
Both bands perform at the masquerade gala which promises to be a night filled with masks, killer music and Mothers’ Milk madness. And if the event itself isn’t awesome enough to tip you over the line, how about the purpose? For more than ten years, Mothers’ Milk Bank has been feeding babies but right now they urgently need to raise $70,000 for a new pasteuriser.
Tickets for the gala dinner which include allocated seating, cocktail menu and food are $120. But if you’re just after a killer gig and solid feed, tickets are $65. And it all goes down at Currumbin RSL on Saturday 11 March.
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IMAGE: Electrik Lemonade (c) ARP Imaging