Telethon Community Cinema returns to Murdoch, volunteers needed

Telethon Community Cinema returns to Murdoch, volunteers needed

MURDOCH University is calling for volunteers ahead of Telethon Community Cinemas returning to campus for a third season in November.

The latest releases and family favourites will be screened in leafy Bush Court from November 10 to February 4 as the initiative aims to better the $730,000 it raised for assorted charities last summer.

Run entirely by a team of volunteers, Telethon Community Cinema is busy assembling a new crew for the upcoming season.

Event coordinator Ken Gibbons said almost $7 million had been raised for children’s charities since the organisation began in 2002.

“This season, Telethon Community Cinemas has decided to focus on children’s charities associated with the Telethon Foundation, including Riding for the Disabled Swan Valley and Edmund Rice Camps WA,” he said.

Murdoch University commerce student Sally Kuman volunteered for last year’s season at Murdoch and is hoping to return.

“I really enjoyed the experience overall as it was a real family friendly vibe,” she said.

“Everyone was in good spirits because not only were we having a good time, but we were also contributing to a cause that mattered to us.

“I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is even considering becoming a volunteer as it is a lot of fun and you meet great people.”

Ms Kuman’s duties included selling raffle tickets, working on the candy and drinks bars, and arranging the bean bags and rubbish bins.

Anyone that would like to help out can download a volunteer application form from www.communitycinemas.com.au

Beanbag lounge hire will be available at the screenings and a range of hot food and drinks can be purchased at the fully licensed venue.

No BYO alcohol is permitted. Plentiful free parking is located next to the cinema site.

Telethon Community Cinemas will also be running outdoor cinema seasons at Burswood from November 24 to April 22, and at Bassendean from December 8 to March 25.