Kids Are Alright fundraiser for Parkerville Children and Youth Care back again


Voxbox musicians Howard Whitworth, Andy Rappit, Wayne Hodges and Colin Outhwaite.
Voxbox musicians Howard Whitworth, Andy Rappit, Wayne Hodges and Colin Outhwaite.

BRITISH cover band Voxbox will headline a fundraising event for Parkerville Children and Youth Care next month.

The rock musicians, who hail from different corners of the UK, will play an eclectic mix by artists that include David Bowie, Blur, Oasis and The Beatles.

Kids Are Alright (KAA) will be the eighth fundraising gig hosted by the Paradise Lost Scooter Club, a group of individuals who share a love of Italian Vespa and Lambretta scooters.

Club member Peter Southern said the event was shaping up to be a night to remember with music from the ‘60s, ‘70s, Britpop, soul and ska.

The four-piece will perform at the East Perth Badlands Bar with band Loads and guest DJs.

More than 350 people attended the event last year.

“The dance floor at these events is usually packed all night and we have people dancing in the aisles,” Mr Southern said.

“This event has every chance of guaranteeing a five-digit sum for Parkerville Child and Youth Care, providing we sell all tickets to the event.”

The bands and Badlands Bar are providing services at no charge.

A chance meeting between Mr Southern and PCYC chief Basil Hanna at a Perth Glory game resulted in the scooter club holding the first fundraiser in 2009.

“At the time of the first KAA, Parkerville was building twelve sheltered units for abused, battered and abandoned pregnant girls, some as young as 12 years old,” Mr Southern said.

“Their stories were harrowing and our members were visibly moved when we were advised that the money we had raised at our first event paid for all twelve bathrooms in these sheltered units to be fitted out.”

Mr Southern said there were hundreds of stories about how Parkerville had rescued children and helped produce some extraordinary citizens.

Ticket are available pre-sale only at $25 by emailing jesimel@amnet.net.au.

When: June 5

Time: 8pm

Where: Badlands Bar, East Perth