Cheeky charity

• Nikki Mauri in the red and ready to wash. Photo by Johannes Reinhart.

MORLEY’S loss is West Perth’s gain as a burlesque charity car wash relocates to give locals a shine with a cheeky smile.

The burlesque community had run fundraisers at Fast Eddy’s in Morley since 2013, raising cash for causes like kids with cancer and Radio Lollipop.

With Eddy’s closing down founder Nikki Mauri moved the 2020 carwash to the “Pickle District”; a curious wedge of West Perth’s old industrial zone south of Newcastle Street.

“Many of the Perth burlesque community have lost gigs because of Covid but they will still volunteer their time to help a cause (and me), because as a community, we stick together,” Ms Mauri said.

“I put a call out and I will get around 20 volunteers and their friend to come out.”

The proceeds from the car wash this year go towards an animal rescue, de-sexing and rehoming charity. Ms Mauri’s picked a spot by Bali Alfresco Living because “they promote upcycled and refurbished items – which also goes back to providing money to people in Indonesia that are suffering because of the lack of tourism”.

It’s a tropical themed day with food vans on site and they’re hoping people dress up tropically and hang out, .

It’s at 39 Old Aberdeen Place, on November 15, 10am-3pm.

by DAVID BELL

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