Backyard concert for Busselton Hospice Care Inc

Busselton residents Nick and Kerry Fuclie hosted their third house concert to raise funds for Busselton Hospice Care Inc.
Busselton residents Nick and Kerry Fuclie hosted their third house concert to raise funds for Busselton Hospice Care Inc.

Busselton residents Nick and Kerry Fuclie hosted their third house concert to raise $4,050 for Busselton Hospice Care Inc.

The couple have held the concert for the past three years raising $9,000 in total for the not-for-profit community organisation which relies entirely on corporate sponsors and fundraising events.

The funds are crucial for the not-for-profit organisation, which has been providing bereavement support to those in the community for more than two decades.

The organisation has trained more than 400 volunteers to offer complementary therapy and bereavement support services for both patients and carers.

Mr Fuclie said they had two bands and another artist perform at their home to entertain their friends and neighbours.

Musicians Fat Chance, Old Mate and Marisa Spina played at the fundraiser and have played at all three events.

"We ask guests to donate $25, they bring along their own nibbles and drinks, sit down on the lawn and listen to the bands and music," he said.

"We also have a raffle, people are quite generous and donated more money than tickets they bought."

Ms Fuclie said just about every family in Busselton had a family member who had been through the hospice or knew a friend who had been.

"It is a good cause and we know they do not receive any government funding," he said.

Ms Fuclie said all the funds were raised by people in the community and they knew that all the funds would go to the hospice care group.

Mr and Ms Fuclie would like to thank Stilts, Hayshed Hill, Cape Cellars, The Good Egg Cafe, Quinns Bakehouse and DBC Butchers for making donations towards the raffle.