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Crowd favourite . . . Children flock to meet Harold the Giraffe at the Live Local and LovinÂ’ It concert last Sunday.

by Helen Holt

More than $2000 was raised for the Life Education Trust at the Live, Local and Lovin’ It concert on Sunday.

The fundraiser concert at Caroline Bay Soundshell was attended by 1500 people, who enjoyed local musicians, food vendors and a visit from Harold the Giraffe.

Life Education trustee Clare Bruce said the event was hugely successful.

“There was an incredible line-up of musicians and the weather was perfect.

“But the true highlight was the children’s faces when they saw Harold. So many children ran towards him for a dance or a high-five.”

Organisers at the event took the opportunity to teach the public about the trust’s work.

“We teach 8000 children every year at more than 67 schools around the country,” said Ms Bruce.

“Not many people know that we don’t get any government funding so we rely on community grants and fundraising.”

The Life Education Trust runs a mobile classroom that travels around the country to educate and inspire young people to make positive life choices.

The concert raised funds through gold coin donations and selling of merchandise.

Ms Bruce said she hoped it would become a regular event from next year.

“We are absolutely appreciative to the musicians and organisers, and the generosity from the community.”spy offersfree shipping nike yeezy warehouse store locations