Joining forces to bring ABBA to Bingara

May 19, 2010

Gwydir Shire Council representatives and Bingara Multi Purpose Service (MPS) staff recently met to discuss the future of health within Bingara, and how Gwydir Shire Council could best support the MPS to enhance it services.

As a result of the meeting, both Council and MPS staff agreed to meet on a regular basis to discuss health promotion activities within the community and for council staff. They will also regularly discuss fundraising ideas for the MPS.

The first staff health activity will be held next week, when the Gwydir Shire Council men go ‘Over the Pits’ and attend the Pit Stop Program, which focuses on Mens Health issues.

Pit Stop likens parts of the male anatomy to a car engine. There are 14 different stops, including those where men can have their oil levels (blood pressure) tested, spare tyre (girth) checked and asked if they have a balanced wheel alignment (falls prevention). The MPS staff are looking forward to seeing all the Gwydir Shire Council male employees on May 20.

Fundraising for the MPS is also underway. The current fundraising project focuses on the development of a Memorial Garden which will be situated on the grounds of the MPS. Fundraising for the Memorial Garden will kick off on July 17 with a 70’s Ball, which will be held at the Bingara Civic Centre. The entertainment for the night will be ABBA tribute band FABBA.

FABBA has been established since 1996 and has developed over the years into a live, six-piece show band. They now play both nationally and overseas. They have taken the songs that made ABBA popular, added the glitz and glamour of those outrageous costumes, and threw in the theatrical fun and comedy of Mamma Mia to create ‘The FABBA Show’.

Tickets are now on sale for $40 at Gwydir Shire Council. Why not book a table of 10 and bring your own food and drink? There will be prizes for the best-dressed as well as the best-decorated table.