Ball raises more than $20,000

Pilbara News - - News - Court­ney Fowler

■ 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.”

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