Community Concert for our Homeless Friends this Saturday Nite

Chronicle 26Aug14The lovely people at the Northside Chronicle have published an article on our upcoming Community Concert this Saturday night 30th August 2014.  We’ve got some great musos lined up and the cash raised on the night is going towards helping our homeless friends here in Aspley.

For more info on the event this Saturday nite check the details on facebook here.


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August ’14 Community Concert

538380_10150855017776254_1008676428_nOnce again we’ll be holding a community concert on the last Saturday of the month.

We have several local musicians confirmed including Madalene Joy, John Keenan and Wesley Wiskar, who will each be performing a mix of originals and covers.

As usual, entry to the event is free. All of the musicians performing on the night are generously donating their time and talents, which means that every cent you donate on the night will go towards this month’s charity.

The aim of the event is not merely to raise money but to bring the community together to find real solutions and build genuine friendships with those who are doing it the hardest.  It’s expected that there will be several homeless folk from around Aspley present at the event.

This month we’re hoping to raise enough money to provide Rosies with a BBQ, gas bottle and utensils as well as several waterproof swags.  (Update 20/8:  BBQ has been donated!)

These concerts are a really great way to connect and engage with our community so make sure you’re there.

Event details: Saturday, 30th August 6 – 9pm FREE entry

Cold drinks and hot dogs available for purchase

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Helping the Homeless in August

10492150_10152633035464374_7830199361352164431_nMonday 4th – Sunday 10th August is Homeless Person’s Week.  For the third year Cup From Above will be supporting Streetsmart.  On Friday, 8th August 2014 $1 from each coffee purchased at Cup From Above and other participating cafes will go towards helping out homeless people in Australia.

It made sense to dedicate the whole month of August to helping out the homeless.

Rosies are a great organisation helping out the homeless in SE Qld.  They also happen to run a free BBQ for homeless folk right here in Aspley.  It turns out their current BBQ is falling apart and they need a new one.  The Cup From Above Community has committed themselves to getting them a new BBQ so they can keep going with that great work.  We haven’t received a quote yet but we should be able to get a really sturdy & reliable one for $500.  There is a great synergy between our organisations here in Aspley so we look forward to continuing to work alongside the same folk into the future.  The donation jar for this fundraiser is on the counter at Cup From Above (It is now screwed down to the counter after last months dilemma!).

10592852_10154391731905322_1588263892722146043_n10559842_364677313680184_5408793287263038167_nWe’re proud to be showcasing Chris Poulsen’s art exhibition “Guide Tones” this month!  Chris is more well known in Brisbane as a Jazz Pianist with the Chris Poulsen Trio & Scat.  He has used the same philosophy as jazz for this showcase… Interested?  Well you can find out more at his exhibition at Cup From Above on Friday, 8th August 2014.  (And there’ll be live jazz on the night!).  For more info click here.  10% of art sales will go towards helping our homeless friends in Aspley!

And of course we have our usual community concert.  This month it will be on Saturday, 30th August 2014.  We will have a usual great line up of musicians and it’ll be a really great night.  (More details on this to come).

Have a great August everyone!






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