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Oche announces Bullseye for the Bush!
Bullseye for the Bush at Oche Fortitude Valley
Thousands of people across Australia and the globe have rallied over the past weeks to help frontline services and fire-ravaged communities across our country, and on Saturday January 18, Oche Fortitude Valley is inviting Brisbane locals to step up the Oche (the line from which you throw the dart) and join them in doing the same – raising funds for the Australian Bushfire Appeal.
- From midday to midnight on Saturday, 18 January, 100% of the profit from the day’s trade at Oche will go to the fund which is providing recovery programs and emergency assistance in communities affected by the bushfires.
- For every BULLSEYE, Oche and partners will donate $100.00!
- There’s Karma Kegs from Stone and Wood Brewing Company and ASAHI’s Two Suns Lager, with all profits to the cause. A Karma Keg works by allowing people to pay whatever they like for the beer until it runs out; the more the customer gives, the better karma they’ll have! And a custom cocktail, the Chandon Rosé ‘Australian Spritz’, will star.
- Fundraising will also take place for Drought Angels on the day, to support those communities who have escaped fire but are still struggling every day with the effects of the worst drought in Australian history.
- If you can’t make it to Bullseye for a Cause but would like to support the appeal you can donate
Says Oche Managing Director, Dafydd Evans ‘I have made Australia my home and it breaks my heart to see what is happening to people and animals across this amazing country. If we at Oche can do our bit to raise money for these devastated communities and help in some small way to get their lives back on track, then it’s the least we can do. We would love people to gather their mates, friends, family or total strangers, come into Oche, aim for the bullseye – we’ll donate for every score!’
“We have to send our heartfelt thanks to Stone & Wood, Chandon, Brown Forman Australia’s Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey & Herradura Tequila, Diageo and Queensland’s very own Bundy Rum, Asahi and their Two Suns Lager.”
The newly opened Oche Fortitude Valley is an ultra-modern darts bar located in the heritage brick walls of the beautiful 115-year-old Old Flour Mill Building in Constance Street and guests at Bullseye for the Bush are invited to spend the day playing darts and SHUFL with their mates, enjoying cocktails from the Tanqueray Bar on the Terrace and Stone & Wood from the innovative Bottoms Up taps, whilst nibbling on food from the flavour-packed menu created by chef consultant Ben Williamson and Head Chef Tom Swapp, all the while knowing they are supporting their fellow Australians.
About Bullseye for the Bush at Oche Fortitude Valley
Saturday, 18 January from 12noon to midnight
To book an Oche Booth email email@example.com, call (07) 3556 1446 or just walk in on the day.
Oche Fortitude Valley, 111 Constance St, Fortitude Valley
A brief history of the word ‘oche’
A few theories abound when it comes to the origins of the dart term ‘oche’. Some say it is derived from the Old Flemish meaning ‘a notch’. The second theory is a little less hygienic. The infamous News of the World paper sponsored darts competitions from the 1920’s and used the word ‘hockey’ for the throwing line in their tournament rules. ‘Hockey’ is derived from the old English ‘hocken’ meaning ‘to spit’. You see, spitting competitions were held in public bars and it was the ‘hockey line’ which determined the distance a player, standing with back to the dartboard, could spit. Gross. We have conjured our own meaning: “where the fabulous people of Brisbane stand to throw their dart and impress, or otherwise, their friends!”