Kate Leahy and The Short Fall are part of the line up scheduled for night at Rockhampton Leagues Club to raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan victims.
Kate Leahy and The Short Fall are part of the line up scheduled for night at Rockhampton Leagues Club to raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan victims. Contributed

A show for typhoon victims to be held this Sunday afternoon

WHEN asked to perform to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines there was no doubt in local singer Kate Leahy's mind that she was in.

Award-winning local band The Short Fall is teaming up with the CQ Filipino Australian Association to organise an event that will raise much-needed money for the typhoon affected residents of the Philippines this weekend.

Performing at Rockhampton Leagues Club on Sunday from 4-8pm, the line-up also includes Weathered, Quinton Cassidy, Amelia & James, Rhonda Janes and more.

Kate said she was glad she could do something to support the cause.

"Obviously I said yes because we just love playing music but it's great to actually make it worthwhile and of course this tragedy is massive and horrible and really scary but if we can do our little bit to help then that's something," she said.

"We have such a large Filipino community here and you can't imagine what it's like to go through something like that unless you go through it yourself, so it's a very tough time for those people."

Raffles and lucky door prizes will also be drawn throughout the event, with all prizes being donated by local businesses. A donation is required on entry.

It is estimated more than 10,000 people died in Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on Friday.

It was one of the largest typhoons on record to ever hit land, with more than 4million residents affected.



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