A touch of Hollywood was in Noosa Junction last week. Star of the iconic 80’s movie, Blue Lagoon, Christopher Atkins, was in Noosa to promote the upcoming Blue Lagoon Charity Movie Screening on July 9 at Noosa Cinemas to raise much needed funds for Coolum and Noosa Coast Care Volunteers who help protect our beaches.A keen conservationist and scuba diver himself, Chris dropped in to local bar, Eddie Cheeba’s, where owner Simon Harder mixed up his own versions of the retro ‘Blue Lagoon’ cocktail for Chris to taste test.
The cocktails will be served up at the Gala Charity event, which will celebrate all things romance and retro. To support local conservation efforts, Chris will be taking part in a Q&A session hosted by local Hot 91 Breakfast announcer Sam Coward. Along with a special screening of the movie, a highlight will be the charity auction, where guests will have the chance to bid for dinner with Chris at YEN Teppanyaki, along with other fabulous tropical temptations, including a 2-night stay at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villa, an overnight stay at RACV Noosa Resort, a beach hire and gear package from Noosa Beach Surf Hire, Vintage Hawaiian Shirt from Cactus Lane and Keune gift basket from the Energy Hair Co.
Chris said he needed little convincing to get involved in such a worthwhile cause when long-time friend and Noosa local, Peter James Taylor from Noosa Beach Surf Hire mentioned the possibility of a fund-raiser night.
‘I’ve spent half my life in the ocean and it’s something I’m very passionate about,’ Chris said.
‘Hopefully locals will come along and support a worthy cause – it promises to be a really fun night,’ he said.
Event organisers, Noosa Junction Association’s, Judi Lalor, and Tourism Noosa’s Industry Development Manager, Juanita Bloomfield, said they were thrilled at the support so far from Noosa Cinema, the local tourism industry and Junction businesses.
‘The film brings back so many great memories and we’re incredibly grateful to Chris for giving up his time – I’m sure it will be a night full of surprises,’ Judi said.
Chad Buxton spokesperson for Coolum North Shore Coast Care echoed his appreciation saying funds would assist volunteers with programs such as protecting turtle nesting sites and beach clean-up activities.
Tickets are limited – go to www.noosajunction.org. to book.