We’re stoked to announce our Festival of the Stone held on Saturday 3 June, raised $20,000 for Byron’s homeless and rough sleeping community service, Fletcher Street Cottage.
Over 1800 people passed through our gates to come together, shake off a tough start to the year and dance the night away for a good cause.
With an awesome musical line-up that appeared across two stages, local legends Drop Legs and Death By Denim packed out the mainstage with Melbourne rockers, The Delta Riggs capping off the night with an epic set.
Inside the Brewery, our brewtanks became the illuminated backdrop for one heady dancefloor as the Club Raiders DJS, Cashew and Yazmin dropped some fresh and frothy beats.
Most importantly, in the process of this revelry, all ticket, beer and raffle sales were steadily raising funds to go directly to Fletcher Street.
Outside of Sydney, the Byron Shire has the largest rough-sleeping population in Australia (even bigger than Melbourne’s), making the Fletcher Street Cottage and its services such a crucial part of the Byron community. They’re open every day, ready with breakfast, hot showers, laundry and counselling services for those in need.
Our Events Guru, Sally G, was blown away by the happy vibe brought by the big crowd on the day.
Sally said, “It’s such an honour to put on an event where locals can come together and really enjoy themselves. Holding it in support of such an important issue for our region, just adds that extra layer of meaning.
There was such a happy spirit here on Saturday, a good sign that big events in Byron are back and here to stay.”
Stone & Wood is proud to support Fletcher Street Cottage and other local grassroots organisations through our not-for-profit arm, the inGrained Foundation.