Friends to host event making up for the lost birthdays stolen by COVID-19

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A Birthday for all the Lost Birthdays organisers Meg Slattery and Baden Cummins-Green.
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COVID-19 restrictions have affected everyone in one way or another.

If you had a birthday during the lockdown period, chances are you missed out on celebrating your special day in the usual way.

That’s why Albany man Baden Cummins-Green has organised A Birthday for all the Lost Birthdays, an event to celebrate those people who missed out on having a party.

Mr Cummins-Green said he was inspired to host the event after missing out on his own birthday celebration.

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“A lot of our friends have birthdays around the same time, so we were just talking and it was a bit of a joke to start with, but the more I thought of it, the more I thought it would be a good idea,” he said.

“A lot of people did miss out on things, so it was a joke turned into something that was actually possible.”

The event will be at the Stirling Club on Saturday, November 7, with celebrations starting at 6.30pm.

Baden Cummins-Green and Meg Slattery.
Camera IconBaden Cummins-Green and Meg Slattery. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser, Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser Picture: Laurie Benson

“A lot of businesses have suffered because of all the restrictions that went into place and we thought having it at the Stirling Club, which is bit of a local institution historically, would be a great venue,” Mr Cummins-Green said.

With the help of friends Meg Slattery and Dimity McMorran, the 28-year-old has organised food and a local band for a cocktail-themed party, which will “give everyone a reason to dress up and look pretty for the night”.

All profits from the night will be donated to the Albany Community Hospice.

“The hospice do so much for Albany and for the elderly, there is no better local organisation that deserves any help we can give them,” he said

Mr Cummins-Green said everyone was welcome to come along and celebrate the birthday parties lost to COVID-19.

“Everyone can have fun knowing the money will go towards a great local organisation,” he said.

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