Dolly Diamond: Charity begins at Love Machine
I've often gone out for the night and felt like I've done my bit for charity – be it a casual conversation with someone who can make paint dry with a few choice words, or sometimes at the very end of the night when the party's over and I invite them back to mine to give a little more. Charity sometimes begins and ends at home.
Very rarely though is there an opportunity to do your bit when you're actually out at a club. Until now that is.
The good people at Love Machine are taking you 'Into the Blue' for Blue September – the campaign that sees us "facing up to cancer in men". Each year, 22,000 Aussie men are expected to die from cancer – which is a hideously high statistic – and this campaign raises awareness and promotes lifestyle choices and changes.
I sat down with MCV Scene regular and hottie Eddie Kaplan to find out what was happening on the night and why Love Machine were getting involved...
EK: We thought it was an easy way to do something for a charity that is so obviously worthwhile. We're encouraging all our patrons to wear something blue or to get their faces painted. We'll have a face-painter on-hand so you're not the odd one out, and there will be collection tins so people can make a gold-coin donation.
Dolly: Will Paris be performing? Generally anything that comes out of her mouth is usually blue. Mind you I can picture Paris and Nova breaking into a Smurf medley.
EK: Paris and Nova will be there and there will also be a blue cocktail in support of the night, so we might all be singing like Smurfs by the end of the night. The Gossip girls will be performing and you can expect the usual uplifting house beats from DJs Haylenise, Mr Stoj and Peter McNamara. Also on behalf of all of us at Love Machine we want to welcome our new doorman Mr Brett Willis.
Dolly: Thanks Eddie. So Love Machine it is – raise some money, raise awareness and raise the roof.
Into the Blue at Love Machine on Sunday, September 25.