Lifeline for Slim Dusty Centre has Ray Hadley ‘over the moon’
The Slim Dusty Centre in Kempsey has been thrown a lifeline to secure its long term future.
Ray Hadley, who has been a supporter of the museum, said it had been a “real battle” especially after it closed due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Slim’s son Dr David Kirkpatrick told Ray Hadley they came up with an idea for a partnership with the Kempsey Shire Council and the Slim Dusty Foundation.
Ray said he’s “over the moon” with the news.
There are plans to expand the centre to include a civil and cultural centre, and retain the exhibition.
“The first thing I really want to put out there for the fans and supporters is to assure people categorically that this in no way means that we as a family or a foundation are no longer going to be involved in the running of the centre, and particularly the museum,” Dr Kirkpatrick said.
“We are so pleased as this does, I believe, ensure the ongoing viability of the centre.”
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