Fat Tuesday returns to raise vital funds for the community

The Aurora Group are delighted to announce Fat Tuesday is returning to Slide on Oxford Street on Tuesday 12 February and tickets are now on sale.

Tuesday 12 February 2013 @ 6.30pm
Slide, 41 Oxford Street, Sydney
Tickets $120
Phone (02) 8323 4041 or email bookings@auroragroup.com.au

Now in its sixth year, this popular event celebrates the date of Fat Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day and the literal French translation Mardi Gras. Traditionally the date is a ‘last hurrah’ before lent begins; in any case it’s a fantastic excuse to indulge.

Aurora Group Event Director Wayne Cox says, “Fat Tuesday is always a favourite with our valued Aurora supporters. It’s an excellent way to raise money for our important community organisations while enjoying an extravagant night of food, wine and entertainment.”

Ticket to the evening cost $120, inclusive of food, wines and a fabulous line-up of entertainment which will be revealed soon.  Aurora wine partner Oak Barrel will once again be generously providing a selection of wines, meaning that even more funds can go to the organisations that Aurora supports.

Fat Tuesday is a fundraiser for Aurora’s charitable grants programs, for GLBT projects in Sydney and across New South Wales. More than $30,000 raised through events like Fat Tuesday has been given to a range of vital organisations as part of the 2012–13 Small Grants program.

The Small Grants recipients this year include peer support groups for same-sex attracted women with cancer and GLBT clients of the Wayside Chapel, a theatre production addressing same-sex domestic violence, education and support to tackle homophobia in non-metropolitan areas such as Broken Hill and the Central Coast, foster carer support, health and nutrition up-skilling at The Gender Centre and support for the GLBT Indigenous population of La Perouse.

The recipients for this year reflect the diversity of issues faced by the GLBT community, with a number of projects reaching beyond the city and into regional NSW. Aurora will also continue to support its major beneficiary, Twenty10 and the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service. The full list of Small Grants recipients for 2012–13 is available at http://www.auroragroup.com.au/2013/01/2012-small-grants

Bookings for Fat Tuesday are open now, places are limited so early bookings are encouraged.

For more information please contact Katie Hoskins on 0423 506 404 or katie@auroragroup.com.au