As the dust settles after Stone & Wood’s Festival of the Stone, we’re excited to announce our donation of $10,520 to the Mullumbimby District Neighbourhood Centre.


For those who haven’t attended before, Festival of the Stone is Stone & Wood’s biggest annual beer and music festival and its biggest annual fundraiser for a chosen social or environmental charity in the Northern Rivers.


Alongside this year’s line-up of female headliners, featuring soul queen Lisa Hunt, internationally recognised producer Alice Ivy and up-and-coming pop-punk artist Alex Lahey, as well as food trucks, kids’ activities and fresh beer, we were thrilled to be raising funds for the Mullum District Neighbourhood Centre (MDNC).


An incorporated not-for-profit, the MDNC provides community welfare services, including legal advice, referral, women’s services, parent support and community meals, to people in Mullumbimby and its surrounds. Its team and volunteers are strongly acknowledged for their tireless response to the 2017 Northern Rivers floods.


MDNC acting manager Leseera Kai said the donation would provide a sustained boost to the centre’s work and recognition. 

“Being picked to receive donations from Festival of the Stone this year is a boost to our organisation; not only for the dollars but also for the recognition of our amazing team’s hard work and dedication,” Leseera said.


“The impact of this donation will continue to ripple through our organisation and community long after the dollars have been spent.”


Festival of the Stone sparks a wonderful start to winter every year, with the tapping of Stone & Wood’s seasonal Stone Beer – a woodfired porter brewed with hot stones – and an awesome line-up of music, live DJs, local performers and delicious food.


But ultimately, we love how Festival of the Stone is a time for our community to come together in support of a local charity that is there for us when we need it. We congratulate the MDNC for its ongoing hard work in the Northern Rivers and look forward to hearing about how this donation will help their impact.

Shalah Griffith