Events students working for a good cause
A collection of Holmesglen events students have combined their classroom knowledge for a good cause.
Joel Tranquille, Anna Nguyen, Melanie Power, Phuong Tran-Nguyen and Shannon Findlay are preparing to host Unearthed, an event that will raise awareness of people in the community living with multiple disabilities.
The event is supported by Able Australia and provides an opportunity for emerging musicians and comedians to showcase their skills. Ticket sales and proceeds will go towards assisting the not-for-profit organisation.
"Able Australia is a great charity and has been around for 50 years. The work they do to assist people with multiple disabilities in living as much of a normal life as possible is so important for them," Joel says.
"We also aim to provide a platform to unearth Melbourne's musical and comedic talent while putting together a fantastic night full of great entertainment," Melanie adds.
On a broader level, the evening will offer students the chance to gain industry experience and build their skills in the area of event management.
"The biggest insight and lesson we as a group have learned from preparing this event is the importance of having great communication skills between all students managing the event," Melanie says.
For classmate Joel, Unearthed is also a labour of love, which he hopes will reflect his passions for the events industry.
"I hope to be able to prove to myself that what I've done in event management in the past, I can now do on a much larger scale."
Thursday 18 May
El Coco – 120 King St, Melbourne
Tickets - https://www.stickytickets.com.au/50703/unearthed.aspx