Bengalla Mining Company's Beth Walsh to raise funds for NSW Cancer Council through inaugural Stars of the Hunter Valley

STAR SUPPORTER: Beth Walsh will perform in the name of charity on June 29 at the inaugural Star of the Hunter Valley competition. PHOTO CREDIT: BENGALLA

STAR SUPPORTER: Beth Walsh will perform in the name of charity on June 29 at the inaugural Star of the Hunter Valley competition. PHOTO CREDIT: BENGALLA

IT takes a lot of courage to perform in front of a crowd, let alone perform an entire dance routine at a public event.

However, Bengalla Mining Company business intern Beth Walsh will be doing just that for a wonderful cause.

As part of the inaugural Stars of the Hunter Valley event, she'll take to the dancefloor at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on June 29, and hopes to raise $10,000 for the NSW Cancer Council along the way.

She has been extremely busy of late, organising and cooking barbeques, Krispy Kreme donut fundraising, bingo nights, raffles and a $500 club, all the while learning her steps for the big night.

She's already picked up donations, sponsorships and assistance from the likes of Hitachi, Pit Patrol, Muswellbrook RSL and Golf Club and the Chop Shop Muswellbrook, but is still looking for more support.

The 20-year-old said she has thoroughly enjoyed her involvement with the charity event, and is pleased with what's been accomplished so far.

"It's a wonderful experience, to have had this opportunity to not only complete my internship at Bengalla, but also contribute to the community through fundraising events," Ms Walsh explained.

"I am excited that in partnership with the Bengalla team and the wider community that I am very close to my target for the Cancer Council."

The soon-to-be performer has been working full-time at the Muswellbrook mine while juggling her university commitments, dancing practice and the fundraising events.

Bengalla community relations specialist Fiona Hartin said Ms Walsh's efforts were very impressive.

"The company is very proud of the money she has raised towards the worthwhile cause," she added.

Tickets are still available for the evening and available online at cessnockperformingartscentre.com.au

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