Hurricane Hill New Years Eve Fundraiser


IT WAS a night to remember for all those who attend- ed the Hurricane Hill Re-unite on New Year’ s Eve at the Cowes Golf Club.
For many it was a step back in time to the days when utes, eskies, shorts and thongs were the norm at this once popular event, while for others it was simply an opportunity to get together with friends and dance the night away to the sounds of the ‘80s and the Laing Brothers band.
Although it was nearly thirty years since they had tak- en to the stage, this group proved to the crowd that they had lost none of their form or musical appear.
Over 350 people filled the golf club at this Survivors of Hurricane Hill Re-unite and were treated to a night of top class entertainment, non-stop dancing and a chance to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style.
Inspired by the memories of the fun that was had at Hurricane Hill (a property in the centre of the island) in the early 1980s, local identities Richie Laing with Steve and Richie Davie decided to give the community an op- portunity to get together and relive the good old days.
This occasion was also an opportunity to raise money for local sporting clubs and for a third world project that is close to the heart of the Davie family
“Growing Cambodia” is a project founded in recent years with the involvement of the Davies and which pro- vides educational facilities and assistance to a village near the city of Siem Reap.
The success of the Hurricane Hill celebration sees a total of $2500 to be distributed amongst these organi- sations.
In all it was the event itself that was a standout. It was the number of people, the quality of the band, the suit- able venue and the opportunity for locals to get together which rates most highly in its success.
“It was a great night and for the locals to be able to come together again to celebrate New Year’s Eve,” said Steven Davie.
“Special thanks to Richie Laing and the band for pro- viding the music and the fun times, and to the golf club for the perfect venue.
“It was such a success that we are hoping to do this again next year,” Steven said.

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