Sue Dobrick from Brisbane has a spin for charity and the chance of winning some cool Optus merchandise from Optus rep Josh Langdon.
Sue Dobrick from Brisbane has a spin for charity and the chance of winning some cool Optus merchandise from Optus rep Josh Langdon. Renee Pilcher

Charity rings in winners

FANCY a ride on a bucking bull, or winning a prize for only $1 outlay?

Well this year Music Muster sponsors Optus are again raising money for the Starlight Foundation and have found a novel way to help charity.

With a fully operational mechanical bull Muster-goers can see how long they can last for only a gold coin donation, or spin the big wheel near the Optus Bush Internet Kiosk and every spin wins a prize.

On Wednesday, second time Muster patron Sue Dobrick put in some money for charity and tried her luck on the wheel – she won a beanie.

Optus spokeswoman Christina Porfida said the new permanent mobile phone tower onsite at the Muster had been working well this year.

“We’ve had some good feedback,” she said.

The “unrideable” mechanical bull raising money for the Starlight Foundation is one hell of a ride. Just ask London’s Harry Farmer, who lasted less than a second following his first go.

“I aint gonna lie, it’s pretty scary,” he said after his third failed attempt at staying on the bucking bull.

The young British bloke is on a working holiday and is employed by one of the companies contracted by Muster Ltd. It is a Muster he surely will not forget.

A first for Muster patrons this year is a free event guide which can be accessed via mobile phones, SMS muster to 19 39 39.