Gladstone has a ball for charity
THE 2010 Gladstone Police Charity Ball was a success once again thanks to the support of the local community.
One hundred and seventy people showed their support by donning fancy frocks and suits and stepping out to enjoy themselves in the name of charity.
Charity ball attendees danced the night away till 2am and the fashion stakes were high with some outstanding ball gowns on show.
Ball coordinator Helen Newman said the feedback from the event was great.
“It was a really good night and everyone enjoyed themselves,” Helen said.
“Once again the charity ball was a huge success and we hope the funds raised will touch the lives of people in some way that will benefit them,” she said.
Helen, who has resigned from the committee after being transferred to Mackay, said the ball will be held again next year with a major sponsor all ready on board for the event.
“I would really like to thank everyone for their support over the last three years,” she said.
The charities that will benefit from this year’s ball are the Mater Oncology Unit, the McGrath Foundation and Police Legacy.
All items were sold in both the live and the silent auctions, with some items, including a signed Pink guitar, fetching more than $2500.
Final figures for the amount of money raised for charity will be known in the next few weeks and, once the amount is finalised, a presentation ceremony will be held to present cheques to the three charities.