Cool Harmonies sings out for supper that will feed many others

Cool Harmonies Choir Director Yvonne Costorphin with choir member and OzHarvest volunteer Ann and Sunshine Coast OzHarvest CEO Michelle Lipner with OzHarvest’s fundraising cookbook ‘Sunny Coast Eats’ which was available to purchase the morning of the Cool Harmonies morning tea event.  Photo: Christina Stubbs 

IT WAS a morning of singing, raising funds and supporting food charity OzHarvest last Thursday with the Cool Harmonies choir taking to the Coolum Civic Centre stage in front of some 200 guests.  

The morning tea fundraiser which was well attended managed to raise close to $5,000 which will prove vital to OzHarvest which collects unwanted food and provide it to other charities who in turn provide meals at no cost.  

OzHarvest describes their work as ‘Food Rescue’ and they also educate and advocate for better food distribution and healthy food options for those who are vulnerable in our community.  

Choir Director Yvonne Corstorphin said she was absolutely humbled at the turnout and wanted to send a humungous heart-filled thank you to all.  

“The joy and love that filled the hall was palpable, and the smiles and tears evoked by the choir’s beautiful harmonies certainly did lift everyone’s spirits higher and higher.  

“The hard work the choir put into learning the songs, the perseverance they put into learning the choreography, and the professionalism they brought to the stage led to a performance that every member should be so proud of.”  

With the door entry, raffles and other donations, the morning event managed to raise just over $5,000 for OzHarvest.  

“A massive thank you also goes out to all the teams who helped put this on – our set up crew, the door ushers and our amazing kitchen team who swiftly and seamlessly fed 200 mouths and cleaned and packed away the crockery afterwards.” 

OzHarvest also had their cookbooks for sale on the morning and they can be purchased online at 

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