PEOPLE have been invited to shake their hips for a good cause.
A salsa night will be held on October 17 at The Loft to raise money for Food Share.
Event organiser Diana Montes-Cooper takes salsa classes once a week and said the charity needed support.
“We were looking for a charity to support and we know they need the money,” she said.
Mrs Montes-Cooper said the event was for all abilities and for those who didn’t want to dance they could enjoy the atmosphere.
“Lots of people will be in the same boat,” she said. “It’s just about having fun.
‘‘If you don’t dance you can come and enjoy the music.
“I know there are South Americans out there who know how to dance salsa and we need them to come out of the woodwork.”
Warrnambool and District Food Share co-ordinator Cathy Harbison said the Salsa at The Loft Latin dance event was a good opportunity to raise money.
It would also raise awareness for the work that Food Share does to salvage, store and distribute food to agencies supporting hungry people in the region.
She said the organisation use a borrowed truck to collect food which must be returned by the end of year and was saving up for a new refrigerated truck.
The truck is driven around the region collecting and delivering food.
“So I would expect the money raised from the night to be put towards the cost of our new truck,” she said.
“We have been operating in Warrnambool for over two years now and have good support from local retailers and businesses but this is the first time anyone has come to us and offered to run a fund-raising event for Food Share.
“It is an indication of the local support for our work and will, I hope be the first of many fund-raising events within the community.”
Mrs Montes-Cooper and her dance partner David Yates take salsa lessons every Thursday.
The fund-raiser is on October 17 from 7.30pm. Entry is $15 and includes free finger food, a free lesson and there will be prizes.
All proceeds will go to Food Share.