Have a ball for a good cause

Waipa Post - - News -

Af­ter a sell-out in­au­gu­ral event in 2017, the LJ Hooker Cancer So­ci­ety Ball is back for the sec­ond year.

Ball at­ten­dees will be trans­ported to a win­ter won­der­land at Mys­tery Creek Events Cen­tre on Satur­day, July 21, where they will be en­ter­tained by MC Jesse Mul­li­gan, en­joy a three course meal, live and silent auc­tions, and danc­ing to live band The Pick­ups.

The ma­jor fundraiser will not only be a fab­u­lous night of black-tie glam­our and so­phis­ti­ca­tion, but it will en­able the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer So­ci­ety to con­tinue pro­vid­ing its much-needed ser­vices in the com­mu­nity.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Shel­ley Camp­bell, who joined the Cancer So­ci­ety in Oc­to­ber, says the fundrais­ing is vi­tal.

“We need to raise $4.5 mil­lion ev­ery year just to main­tain the level of sup­port we cur­rently pro­vide.”

“Cancer af­fects not only the per­son di­ag­nosed but also their loved ones – sons and daugh­ters, par­ents, sib­lings, part­ners, friends, hus­bands and wives.

“This event is cru­cial for the one in three peo­ple in our com­mu­nity who are af­fected by cancer,” says Shel­ley.

“Af­ter the suc­cess of last year, we are look­ing for­ward to another fan­tas­tic night for the many peo­ple who sup­port us and the work we do.”

The Cancer So­ci­ety pro­vides free sup­port­ive care ser­vices for peo­ple with all types of cancer, raises awareness through ed­u­ca­tion programmes and funds vi­tal cancer re­search.

Ev­ery per­son who pur­chases a ticket and/ or bids gen­er­ously dur­ing on-the-night auc­tions will be help­ing to keep these ser­vices free for those who need them.

“We urge busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als to get be­hind this event and buy their tick­ets now,” says Shel­ley.

Gen­er­ous sup­port and some ex­cit­ing auc­tion bid­ding at the 2017 event raised $100,000.

This year, live auc­tion items in­clude two nights’ ac­com­mo­da­tion for two at the

iconic Farm at Cape Kid­nap­pers in Hawke’s Bay. More auc­tion items will be an­nounced closer to the night. Tick­ets are avail­able from eventfinda.co.nz.

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