Punters dig deep at charity ball
A who’s who of Mid West personalities donned their best outfits for the 2018 Midwest Charity Begins at Home gala dinner, held recently at Geraldton’s Batavia Hall.
The main event of the night was a live auction of dozens of items donated by local businesses.
President Chris Dobson said about $200,000 was raised this year, which will provide financial help to Mid West families affected by serious illnesses.
“It was a huge success,” she said. “In one particular raffle, the 420 guests raised more than $7000 in just 10 minutes, purchasing Furry Friends chocolate bars.”
Ms Dobson thanked all volunteers and sponsors who helped
make the event happen. Now in its 11th year, the gala ball has gone from strength to strength.
In 2016 it raised more than $180,000 and about $200,000 last year.
The Midwest Charity Begins at Home Youth group.
Ellie Bartolo, Casey Brown, Steph Barnetson, Lewis Freer and Mikaela Harris.
Jeremy Wasley and Allyson Cantrall.
Tahlia and Sue Bumbak.
Ray Evans and Grace Bradley.
About 420 guests packed a circus-themed Batavia Hall at Geraldton Grammar School.
Anne-Maree and Michael Hopkinson.
Clarissa and Steve Nanninga.