Pollinators abuzz about next ‘pitch night’ event
People with ideas on how to make Geraldton a better place may have their dreams funded at a community “pitch night” on Friday.
The Pollinators GeroSoup event will see locals pitch community projects to a crowd of people, who will each hand over at least $20 if they like the idea.
The event has previously paid for the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council to fit out a trailer and visit schools, festivals and towns to talk to people about coast care, the impact of rubbish, and erosion.
It has also funded a vertical garden at the Leaning Tree Steiner School and put cash behind Geraldton Dog Rescue’s former bid for a new facility, as well as multiple other projects.
Organiser Angie West said anyone with an idea on how to improve Geraldton was welcome to put forward their ideas and enjoy some soup and bread — made by people going through the rehabilitation process at the Hope Springs Community Farm.
She said this year Mayor Shane Van Styn and the Pollinators board would be handing out cash to the pitch they liked best and she hoped to see a strong turnout on the night.
“We need people to come along and support the projects,” she said.
“We have some great ideas ready to be pitched already, but we could always do with more.”
Money will be raised by people purchasing a $20 ticket, which entitles them to soup and “funny money” that can be used to fund an idea.
People are welcome to pay more than the initial $20 if they really like a pitched project.
Visit the Pollinators Facebook page for information on tickets or to contact them about pitching an idea.
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