On Saturday 14th July 2018, Harvest Rain CEO Tim O'Connor announced at closing night of GREASE - THE ARENA EXPERIENCE in Brisbane that over $13,000 had been raised by Youngharts all over Australia as part of the Youngharts Heroes fundraising competition.
50 Youngharts from all across Australia took part in the challenge, raising over $13,500 in total to support the Youngharts Network.
During the competition, some of the top Youngharts fundraisers had the opportunity to visit the cast of GREASE - THE ARENA EXPERIENCE backstage, have lunch with them and take a backstage tour (See image above).
Eli from Brisbane was named the highest fundraiser when the competition closed at 5pm AEST on Friday 13th July. As the winner, Eli has won a trip for him and 3 friends to travel to Newcastle in April 2019 to attend the VIP opening night of THE WIZARD OF OZ - ARENA SPECTACULAR. (You can see Eli being announced by Tim O'Connor in the photo below. Congrats Eli!)
Thanks to all our Heroes who worked so hard to raise much needed funds to ensure the continuation of the Youngharts Network. The funds raised will go towards the creation of free creative workshops for young people and the expansion of the network into schools and regional areas.
"It's great to see young people supporting other young people", says Tim O'Connor. "The Youngharts Network is all about building creative communities and it's so encouraging to see our Youngharts getting out there and helping to raise funds to ensure their community continues to thrive! We are so proud of them all!"