CrashLanders raises $5,000 for charity at Redstock
On a sunny Saturday in February, the Lander & Rogers band 'CrashLanders' performed to a rollicking crowd at their annual fundraising concert.
Aptly named 'Redstock' the band played at Red Hill on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula for more than 150 supporters. The BBQ and concert were organised to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF). MSF is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organisation (NGO) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases.
The show opened with warm up act, Tom Ellison, playing solo, followed by duet, 45 Degrees, (Karlene Coker and Craig de la Rue). CrashLanders then followed with their own brand of classic rock and the audience were soon up and dancing to old favourites such as Hold The Line, Valerie, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Taking Care of Business and Bow River.
Family & Relationship Law Consultant and CrashLanders bassist, David Gillard, said "MSF is currently very active in Northern Iraq where there is a developing refugee crisis. Refugees are likely to face very uncertain conditions there in the months ahead, so we decided to donate proceeds from this year's fundraising concert to support the work MSF is doing."
Compensation Law Partner and CrashLanders guitarist, David Whiting said "Last year's Redstock concert, where we raised funds for Vumilia, was such a success and enjoyed by everyone who attended, so we decided to make it an annual fundraising event. To date CrashLanders has raised over $25,000 for charitable causes, such as Very Special Kids, Lisa Warwick, Earthquake victims, Vumilia and MSF.
"Redstock is not only a great opportunity to raise money for worthy causes, it's also an opportunity for everyone at Lander & Rogers and their families and friends to get together for a fun and relaxed day in the sun. And, of course for our CrashLanders band members to wow their families and friends with their musical talent.
"It was a fabulous day and we greatly appreciate the invaluable assistance of the numerous volunteers who set up, played music, cooked, donated prizes and sold raffle tickets for the cause. In particular, Noni Young Garden Design, Emma Whiting Travel and Soul2Sole Myotherapy."