Thursday, 12 July 2018

2018 LIPS 'N SYNC ALL OVER !

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AWESOME !

Well, wasn't that a doozy! This annual event just keeps getting better thanks to the awesome support of the local community with their donations of meals, and incredible acts.
It was great to see so many new faces attend and the response was incredibly positive!  Bigger 'n better next year? Absolutely but only with your help!





The fantastic acts!

You can follow the links through to the original filmclips and see how the local acts do a WAY better job than the originals!

The first act was really special, all the way from Cambodia, the kids of the Goodwill Centre put on a wonderful spectacle for us, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated.




Unfortunately in the confusion, I missed Wendy doing Roy Orbison's - Only the Lonely

Up next were the ever effervescent Aliah, Miwah & a tiger - Katy Perry - Roar




Toni, imploring the crowd to donate did  Money - Flying Lizards



Nina, Laena and Jenny clowning it up doing Chers- The Shoop Shoop song



and then a real crowd favorite and first time performers, Bonnie and family performing Queen - I want to Break Free 



and the wonderfully talented and ever theatrical Phil & Rick doing an Elvis number !



and finally, after much cajoling, Trevor & Toni doing Tight Fit's - The Lion Sleeps Tonight



Thinking Caps for acts

So put  your thinking caps on and start thinking about what act YOU are going to put in next year to make the event even better!

Volunteers to Help Out

As its getting a bit too much for us to try and do everything, minor mistakes are being made in the mad rush to do it all (not getting to record the acts properly, etc). We really need volunteers next year to handle: door greeter, raffle ticket sales and someone to press the play button occasionally. If you would like to help out, we'd love to hear from you and we'll let you know what's expected.

Financially

After paying for hall rental and advertising, we ended up raising $937.80. We had $125 in donations from generous locals and people who couldn't make it on the night because of other commitments, which was unexpected but very much appreciated.

A big, big thanks to everyone who donated meals, performed on the night and everyone who attended.

Also, just a note, we are not a charity, we are raising these funds to donate to registered charities (Good Will, C.H.O.I.C.E and C.O.L.T) in Cambodia.  Why those ? becasue we spent a lot of time when we lived in Cambodia making sure these guys were the real deal and they are !

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Thursday, 14 June 2018

2018 Lips 'in Sync ! Fundraising night

Plans are underway for the 2018 'Lips N Sync' fundraising night. Put the date aside for an awesome evening on Saturday, 7 July, 2018. The last three years events were fantastic ..... heaps of fun and will live on in the annals of Nymboida's musical history.

2015 Event

2016 Event

2017 Event





It's your chance to be a star! Its karaoke without the bad vocals!

Thinking of performing ?  What to do:

Email me a link to the Youtube clip of the song you will mime, dress as your artist of choice and "work it, baby!"

Thinking of donating a meal ? What to do:

Toni is seeking donations of home cooked meals for the buffet. Please let me know if you can help out. 

Thinking of turning up for an awesome evening ?

You get a delicious smorgasbord meal, donated by awesome locals from Nymboida, and some great entertainment.  The door charge is $15 for Adults, $5 per child. All proceeds go to our projects in Cambodia.  Don't forget to BYO drinks and bring extra change for the raffles.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Long time.. no post

We're still out there, it's just not much has changed.  Still supporting projects and raising funds... speaking of which

Lips 'n Sync

The next fund raiser will be the annual Lips n' Sync concert in April (Onlynten weeks away) so its time start thinking of an act to perform. We hope we see everyone there  Previous years events have always proved..... entertaining.   Info on the last event can be found here so you can see what it is all about !

Donations Transfers

Because we don't visit Cambodia as often we have found a way using Citibank to transfer money that's feeless, with an excellent exchange rate so we currently transfer sums when the exchange rate is good rather than have to take a punt on our next visit coinciding with a decent exchange rate !

We still have one student going through university undertaking anand sponsoring the awesome work being done at Choice in Phnom Penh and the Goodwill centre who have gained official Cambodia accreditation under the new name of Bomnong Lor in Sihanoukville.


Donations

If anyone is interested in making regular donations, which makes it much easier for us to budget,  please contact toni via phone on 6649 4263 or email cookie1616@gmail.com


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

2017 Lips 'n Sync all over !

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Another great night of entertainment in very soggy conditions. Unfortunately many locals from across the Clarence Valley either couldn't get out, or sensibly turned back due to the flooding.... so the numbers were down but as they say, the show must go on.

Stage being set up

Hall starting to fill up on a very rainy night

Awesome buffet of delectable dishes prepared by local cooks !

Enjoying dinner !

As everyone probably knows by now, this event is held to raise funds for various charities and projects we support in Cambodia. You can read about those by going back through this blog. The way the evening works is that locals donate some wonderful meals and their time to entertain the masses by lip syncing to a favourite tune.  We play the tunes through the night on the big screen before the local stars start.

Youtube links to the original songs are below, along with links to the performances put on by the locals

Trevor and Toni performing  Promises - Baby it's You




Miwah and Aliah chose Madonna - Lucky Star




(unfortunately for copyright reasons, Youtube removed this link so it's on Vimeo here)



Bob Warner doing  Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel - Come up and See me, make me Smile




Wendy Birch, Aliah, Miwah and Shiann  ABBA - Dancing Queen




Merrell, Jenny and Laena doing  Donnalou Stevens - Older Ladies




Toni, Anni, Laena, Annie & Trevor doing  Gwen Stefani -  Hollaback Girl




We also had a surprise soliloquy from Andrew Robinson.

Financially

After paying for raffle prizes and hall rental, we ended up raising $729.30. We had $200 in donations from some of the people who couldn't make it on the night because of the rain, which was unexpected but appreciated.

Hopefully everyone had an awesome night and we hope to see you next year. The event just keeps getting bigger and better each year with this one being the third so far !

Big big thanks to everyone who donated meals, performed on the night and everyone who attended.

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Friday, 20 January 2017

2017 Lips 'in Sync ! Fundraising night

Plans are underway for the 2017 'Lips N Sync' fundraising night. Put the date aside for an awesome evening on 18 March 2017. The last two years events were fantastic ..... heaps of fun and will live on in the annals of Nymboida's musical history.

2015 Event

2016 Event





It's your chance to be a star! Its karaoke without the bad vocals!

Thinking of performing ?  What to do:

Email me with the name of the song you will mime, or preferably a link to the Youtube clip, dress as your artist of choice and ' work it, baby!'

Thinking of donating a meal ? What to do:

Toni is seeking donations of home cooked meals for the buffet. Please let me know if you can help out. 

Thinking of turning up for an awesome evening ?

You get a delicious smorgasbord meal, donated by awesome locals from Nymboida, and some great entertainment.  The door charge is $15 for Adults, $5 per child. All proceeds go to our projects in Cambodia.  Don't forget to BYO drinks.

You can download a flyer suitable for printing here and for email here