SURFING THE SPECTRUM: Get rockin’ at the Wicko for a great cause!

The roof is going to be rocking at the Wicko later this month all in the name of making surfing more accessible for kids with autism.

The venue will host a fundraiser for not-for-profit surf therapy initiative Surfing The Spectrum on Saturday 28 September that will see local outfits The Ride Ons [pictured], The Blues Bombers and JJ King take to the stage.

The free event will also feature raffles and prizes donated from several local businesses as well as the likes of hip-hop legends Hilltop Hoods and surf punks Goons of Doom who have both donated merch packs for the cause.

Surfing The Spectrum aims to make the experience of surfing easier, safer and more accessible for kids with autism.

They offer free learn to surf days for families with children on the autism spectrum and this year have catered to more almost 400 families in Newcastle, the Hunter and now into Port Macquarie due to increased demand.

But Surfing The Spectrum needs your help to ensure this great service can expand so they are aiming to raise $20,000 to allow for more free learn to surf days in the future.

The day will kick off at 4pm with JJ King in the beer garden followed by the ever-popular Blues Bombers and rockers The Ride Ons after the sun goes down.

So, get to the Wickham Park Hotel from 4pm on Saturday 28 September and support this worthy initiative.

Head here for more information on Surfing The Spectrum.

Written by Newcastle Live

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