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Byron Luxury Beach Houses help the Liberation Larder


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A few weeks back I was invited to attend a small function for local business people at the stunning Byron Luxury Beach Houses.

Like any other small business in Byron Bay, Owner Brett Fowler and his wife Debbie are keen to engage with the local business industry as well network with local suppliers and community members for mutual benefit. Local Hanabeth Luke who survived the 2002 Bali bombing spoke about her experience in a moving and captivating talk and went on to answer questions from guests and also sign and sell many copies of her book “Shockwaves” on the evening.

Brett and Debbie do an enormous amount of work for charities, the Starlight Ball, the Cotton Ball, Baileys Day, all charity’s that they are connected too. Brett spoke about how lucky they felt to be able to provide and gift a holiday to people to help their charity raise much-needed funds for medical research etc. I actually met them when I donated my time to shoot a weekend when some kids and their families from the Starlight Foundation were staying at Byron Luxury Beach Houses.

Brett, Debbie and their partners have been looking for a community based project to help out and met with local Graeme Hamilton, he spoke of his wife’s and families involvement in the Byron Bay Community Centre project Liberation Larder, Helen Hamilton is the President of the organisation and its a complete volunteer program, that helps to feed local Byron Bay residents in need.  The food is all sourced via local cafes and restaurants and volunteers help to distribute to those in need.  When Graeme mentioned that he was gifted a large industrial freezer however it was not in working order and needed some considerable funds spent on it to get it operational, it was indeed an opportunity for Brett and Debbie to help out.

A gift of $1000 to help with the mechanical repairs was presented to Helen and Graeme on the night.

Liberation Larder Inc. Launched at the Byron Bay Community Centre back in 2009 when it started providing hot lunches, bags of fresh fruit and vegetables and frozen meals to those in need in Byron Bay. Liberation Larders founder Venerable Honu Dawson’s aim was to set up a food lifeline to help the 100-150 homeless and struggling in our community.

Liberation Larder is currently supplying over 150 bags of produce and 200 meals a week, so as you can see a working industrial freezer was an enormous and absolutely necessary gift.

If you would like to find out more information about Liberation Larder click here.

Byron Luxury Beach Houses are currently running a winter special with a $300 saving when you book 7 nights for enquiries please phone Agent Byron Bay Holiday Rentals Garth Brien (02) 6684 7728DSC_8564

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