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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014 3:44:24 PM
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I wanted to share with everyone a "Pozible" campaign to raise a few thousand dollars for a local community music venue Humph Hall. It's a great little venue setup and run by a really community minded guy. The acts they have are acoustic, so usually folk, but sometimes blues, jazz or classical in style. The venue is a converted church hall that is also the owners home. All of the money raised for entrance goes to the performing artists, so its a not for profit venture, run in a truly altruistic spirit.

I'm sure there are many other venues like this around Australia.

Anyhow the council has taken exception to the use of the building which was previously a church hall, and is now rezoned as residential. They have hassled Humph Hall over the years. But due to local pressure when they tried to close it down, the council have come up with a bunch of fire regulation driven changes that need to be made to the venue.

Apparently whilst the building was a church hall it had divine protection, but now requires flame retardant treatment to seats etc...

There is a "pozible" campaign to raise half of the $16,000 he needs to make the required changes and get operational again, so if you have some spare cash and want to do a random act of kindness that will help a truly beautiful guy, amazing artists and venue check it out pozible.com/humph

Come on all you rich music lovers, spread the love.
Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 9:40:28 AM

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Steven Deare
Manly Daily
June 14, 2014 12:00AM

A MUSIC venue’s prospects of reopening have been boosted following the huge success of an online crowd funding request.

Wayne and Gial Richmond, owners of Humph Hall at Allambie Heights, have received more than $12,000 in donations after calling for pledges this month.

Warringah Council has asked the Richmonds, who live at the property, to suspend public gatherings until additional fire safety modifications are made. These included adding an additional fire exit and integrated smoke alarm and treating chairs with fire retardment.
Warringah Council has asked Humph Hall be closed until additional fire safety measures ar

Mr Richmond estimated the works would cost more than $16,000 and asked online for $8000 in donations.

The public pledged the target in three days.

“What’s incredibly touching is so many people value what we’re doing,” Mr Richmond said. “They are putting their money where their mouth is.”

He said most of the contributors were local people and, with the request running until next month, he expected the $16,000 would be pledged.

The Richmonds hope to host a concert on July 19.

The Richmonds’ site is pozible.com/humph.

Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:17:56 PM
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In this time of "economic rationalism" and "user pays" it is truly heartening to see this groundswell of community support.

This renews ones faith in humanity.
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