If you walk through Wollongong Mall on Saturday morning and see people in red dancing to the Kate Bush song Wuthering Heights you can participate and help SASSHI provide more crisis accommodation for local women and children.
Circus WOW is calling the community to turn up at 11am wearing red for the third annual flash mob re-enactment in Wollongong of the official video of Kate Bush's popular 70's song. And after a few run throughs those who participate may find themselves in a new YouTube video.
The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever is held in cities around the world but this year the Wollongong event is supporting Supported Accommodation & Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra. SAHSSI spokesperson Jacqui Brooker said Saturday was a chance for women to help other local women.
"SAHSSI loves the fact that Circus WOW consists of passionate women who care and support their community and want to pay forward their fun, joy and laughter. That is their expertise and everybody loves Kate Bush. SAHSSI would love to see everyone involved, having fun, getting out and connecting the community while at the same time supporting women and children who need a safe roof over their heads which is our expertise".
"SAHSSI has already purchased our first crisis accommodation property that provides an additional 24 beds per night for women and children. We have a three year goal that commenced last year for all donations to go towards our second property purchase to help women and children. Funds raised this Saturday will go towards that goal".
Circus WOW management committee member Gabrielle Quigley said it was the third year the event has been held in Wollongong to support a local women's organisation.
"We decided on SAHSSI because through one of our performance classes one of the things we were looking at scripting to do a performance was on women facing homelessness," she said.
"It is a way of providing awareness, fun and promote the two organisations. Circus WOW is full of volunteers".
Ms Quigley said Kate Bush was chosen for the first flash mob in England because she was the first British woman to write and perform a number one hit.
She said everyone was invited to turn up in red in Crown Street Mall this Saturday to help Circus WOW help local women.
"We had about 50 people do it last year and we are hoping for at least 80 on Saturday," she said.
Ms Quigley said a circus element had been added this year.
"One of the dances will be performed with the option of people using hula hoops," she said.
Everyone who attends is invited to write their name on a piece of paper that will be placed in a hat for a draw to win a retro record player, a Kate Bush album and a copy of the Wuthering Heights book donated by SAHSSI and a Circus WOW.
But the whole event is about having fun and raising awareness.
"We witl do the dance about four times and then the grand finale is filming the flash mob for Youtube"