A grand performance for Haiti victims

THE GEMBROOK and Emerald communities have raised $4000 for victims of the Haiti earthquake.
More than 1000 people recently attended a pantomime of Wind in the Willows at Emerald Lake Park, where the host, Gemco Players, collected the proceeds and donated it to Medicine sans Frontiers (Doctors without borders).
Gemco Players has been a source of help to the community and beyond.
More then 25 years ago it raised money for the 1983 Ash Wednesday Bushfire Appeal after Cockatoo was badly burnt. And it has continued to raise money for worthy appeals throughout the years.
Last year it donated substantial funds to the Jane McGrath Breast Cancer Foundation after one of Gemcos’ members was affected by the disease.
The group’s founder and president David Greenaway said the members had a long history of responding to community need. The group’s next show will be Bouncers & Shakers at the Gem Community Arts Centre in Emerald. For details visit www.gemcoplayers.org