Community Spirit – Peregian Gala
It was a night of commemorations and celebrations of community spirit as the village of Peregian gathered together under the stars for a good cause.
More than 160 people gathered for the sold-out Spirit of Peregian Under the Stars annual charity gala to reflect on the second anniversary of the Peregian Fires, commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy and celebrate community and raise money for Peregian Surf Club.
Master-of-Ceremonies and internationally-regarded poet Rupert McCall shared his rousing poem, A Firefighters Dream, and guest speaker Rob Frey, the Noosa Fire Station Officer who led the Peregian firefighting defence against the 2019 fires, shared his thoughts and experience from that time.
High profile local chefs Peter Kuruvita, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Adriano Zumbo provided canapes and three-courses with sensational gelato by Peregian Pantry and local drinks from Diablo Co, Heads of Noosa and Boiling Pot.
Event organiser Leigh McCready said more than $55,000 was raised for the re-building of the Peregian Surf Club.