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Costume chaos has serious edge
Ian Dyer, Wendy Dyer, Cameron Dyer, Carrie Bane, Ben Krumholz, Nathan Burns, Britta Krumholtz, Jesse Dyer, , Phip Hughes and Jake Warwick dress to impress. Picture: Lincoln Baker/The West Australian

You too can run around inner-city Perth in outlandish costumes and fancy dress next month in an event that has the serious aim of helping impoverished people in Nepal.

Organised Chaos is a combination of an urban adventure race and a scavenger hunt to be held across the city on April 5 to raise funds for Backpacker Medics.

The charity arranges for medical professionals and other volunteers to give medical care to those in eastern Nepal.

Nathan Burns, a Perth paramedic who founded the charity, said all proceeds from Organised Chaos would go to the Moonlight Foundation Nepal, which is building a health centre and a pre-school in an eastern Nepalese village.

"Organised Chaos provides at least 50 per cent of our funding but more than that it gives us exposure and raises awareness of the project," he said.

Up to 300 people are expected to take part in the event, which includes live music and a barbecue.

The health centre will be staffed by a Nepalese nurse and teacher and volunteers from Australia and elsewhere.

Last year, _The West Australian _joined a group of Backpacker Medics on a trip to improve health and provide medical services in Nepal.

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