A group of Manjimup residents raised a whopping $17,000 at their annual comedy show earlier this month, which they plan to donate back to their local community. Fun for Charity featured comedy skits, dancing and music by local volunteers in the Manjimup Town Hall across two nights from November 4. Attendees came face-to-face with Elvis, jammed along with ABBA, laughed along with the matron and her patient, and delighted in the belly dancers who put on an impressive performance in their vibrant costumes. Fun for Charity spokeswoman Carmel Bourne said the event was a resounding success. “The Fun for Charity group had a very successful evening,” she said. “We raised more than expected, $17,000.” “We are overwhelmed and thankful to our committee and sub-committee who worked very hard in their different roles. “We would also like to give a special mention and thank you to our local Apex Club who worked and supported us tirelessly to supply sound, run the bar and lend a helping hand. “Manjimup local people and businesses also deserve a big thanks, without them there would be no show.” Ms Bourne said the group hoped to donate the money to local health organisations in need of financial support. “Already we have supplied the Rose Centre with a brand new washing machine,” she said. Ms Bourne said they also hope to buy a sofa bed for the palliative care unit at Warren District Hospital which is in need of external funding support and recommended joining the Fun for Charity Facebook page to keep updated on the distribution of funds.