Mount Isa Irish Club has come to the rescue of the Mount Isa Theatrical Society to keep it up and running.
MITS has been badly affected by the pandemic with the local theatre group unable to preform any live shows since March,
But while the doors are closed the bills keep coming in for the non-for-profit and with their insurance month alone costing over $7000 MITS were forced to launch a Go Fund Me campaign last month.
The campaign has raised over $2000 to date but not enough to pay the bill.
Enter the Irish Club which has had a long-standing relationship with MITS regularly supplying its bar for performances.
At its September meeting on Sunday the Irish Club unanimously voted to pay the $7023 bill in fill leaving whatever additional money raised to go towards upkeep or reopening.
Irish Club manager Bernard Gilic said the club had a relationship with MITS for as long as he could remember.
"One of my first deliveries I did with the Irish Club 30 years ago was to MITS," Mr Gilic said.
"We wanted to help out in whatever way we can to keep it going."
In a statement MITS said they could not thank the Irish Club enough.
"MITS wishes to express its appreciation of the Mount Isa Irish Association which will allow maintain running costs," MITS said.
"For anyone who have assisted on our Go Fund Me page, your contributions are appreciated so much and will be put towards our running cost during our stand down.
"Your assistance means so much to us but even more to arts in our community."
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Disclosure: the author is on the board of the Irish Club