Ball raises more than $20,000
■ Paraburdoo might be one of the smallest towns in the Pilbara, but the community has shown it has one of the biggest hearts by raising more than $20,000 for local not-forprofit organisations at the Paraburdoo Grande Ball last month.
The event, hosted by the Red Dirt Rocks Committee, has become the largest and most popular annual fundraising event in the town.
More than 200 patrons attended and contributed to the major fundraising raffle for Paraburdoo Primary Parents and Citizens’ Association, Royal Flying Doctors Service and Paraburdoo Private Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services.
Committee president Brett Sharpe said more than $20,000 was raised in the lead-up to the event and on the night of the ball.
“I am delighted to announce that $14,000 has been allocated to the Paraburdoo Primary School P&C Association, which they have chosen to be directed towards the establishment of a Nature Playground at the school,” he said.
“$6000 will be allocated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which will be directed towards the ongoing operational services that they provide to Paraburdoo and the greater Pilbara area.
“Apart from our two major beneficiaries, a donation has also been made to the Paraburdoo Private Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services who provided volunteer support on the evening.”