Local community groups reap rewards from One Night Stand

City of Greater Geraldton CEO Ken Diehm, headspace Manager Nick Duigan, headspace Youth Reference Group member Katrina Slater and Mayor Shane Van Styn.

City of Greater Geraldton CEO Ken Diehm, headspace Manager Nick Duigan, headspace Youth Reference Group member Katrina Slater and Mayor Shane Van Styn.

A staggering $21,000 has been donated to headspace Geraldton in the aftermath of triple j’s One Night Stand event.

headspace was the chosen charity to receive the gold coin donation entry for the day which saw near 15,000 concert goers through the gate.

headspace Geraldton Manager Nick Duigan extended sincere thanks to the Geraldton community.

“$21,000 is way in excess of our best hopes for the day. It speaks to the kindness and generosity of the locals here, and also their commitment to support young people in need,” he said.

“The projects this money will enable an artwork project for community collaboration, partnership and belonging.”

Other community groups that were directly impacted from One Night Stand included Little Athletics, Geraldton Tiger Sharks Rugby Club and the Sin City Rollers as hosts for tent cities. And other local organisations and sporting groups also made profits with stalls on the day.

Little Athletics had over 400 people at their tent city which equated to more than $20,000 in funds towards to local sporting group.

Little Athletics Secretary Marika Grosvenor praised the City of Greater Geraldton for what was a very successful event.

“The financial contribution to our club due to One Night Stand is just huge and we will be putting it towards some much needed upgrades,” she said.

“We would like to extend our thanks to the City for their assistance in helping us get on board.”

The funds will be put towards upgrades including disability access, tiered seating and upgrades to their canteen.

Sin City Rollers raised nearly $1,500 and Geraldton Tiger Sharks Rugby Club made close to $3,500.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said support from local community groups were very much needed and he thanked them for their important role in triple j’s One Night Stand.

“Without our local community organisations coming on board we would have been without accommodation for people to stay so a big shout out to those groups who put in the time and effort for such a big exercise, we know it doesn’t happen easily,” he said.

“It’s so amazing to see how much our community came together for this event and it gives us great hope and confidence that we could bring another event like this one to Geraldton in the future.”