RAW Family Fundraising Family Music Festival

After 12 months of hard work from a dedicated group of committee members back home in Australia, Raw 2012 went live last Sunday, March 18. Held at Morningstar Estate on the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne, the aim of the event was to raise much needed awareness and financial support in aid of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation. Over 1200 people attended the event throughout the day to watch a great line up of bands. Local artists such as Lash 78, Matt Mc Hugh, Jeff Lang and the Fireballs entertained everyone on the lawn all afternoon, and of course, who could forget crowd favourite, Dallas Frasca who was back for her second year in a row.

RAW 2012

With the weather sitting pretty on 26 degrees the committee sighed with relief, unable to predict what the Melbourne sky is capable of. The new venue was perfect for the event and the huge variety of kid’s activities allowed the parents to relax for the afternoon and enjoy the tunes.

From me: to the committee, I can’t thank-you enough. I had only turned up in Australia a few days before hand and everything had been put together. All I had to do was turn up to the event and enjoy the afternoon, chatting to the crowd about our valuable work towards conservation. To the sponsors and volunteers – The event would not be possible without you. Thanks so much again. And saving the best until last – THE CROWD. Thank-you to everyone that came down, enjoyed the music, supported the cause and had a great day with a likeminded group of people.

We hope to see everyone throughout the year. Please keep following the IAPF’s work at www.iapf.org

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Cheers everyone.

Damien Mander


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