WITH less than 90 days to go till the big chop, Beke Holt is getting into the spirit of Madagascar Three to help raise money for diabetes research.
Eleven-year-old Beke, with the help of family and friends, will host a fundraising movie night at Scotty’s Cinema in Raymond Terrace on September 15. Scotty’s has offered 200 tickets to the release of Madagascar Three and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) will receive a portion of the ticket takings.
‘‘We haven’t put a value on it [the event] we are just happy to provide another event to raise money for JDRF,’’ Beke’s mum Penny Holt said.
‘‘It is not just a movie to go and see, you are helping us find a cure for type one diabetes.’’
The Examiner first covered Beke’s campaign to cut her long blonde locks to help raise money for juvenile diabetes, which she has, earlier this year and already she has raised $6000 towards her $10,000 total for the cause. The event will kick off at 2.30pm on the day and Beke hopes to pre sell as many tickets as possible with adult tickets costing $15 and children $12. The tickets sold will need to be presented at Scotty’s Cinema on the day for seat allocation and a chance to win in the lucky seat prizes.
Those interested in purchasing tickets can contact Penny Holt on 0468 362 661.