Rural Aid’s Black Tie and Boots Ball is jiving around the corner with another star-studded fundraising night coming up this June.
All funds raised at the Gala event on June 1 will again go towards funding a rural counsellor for Bathurst and Orange.
Rural Aid’s event co-ordinator Victoria Edwards says raising funds for rural counsellors in the area is important, especially as natural disasters are happening more often.
Black Tie and Boots Ball, August 11, 2018 | PhotosPhotos: Chris Seabrook, Nadine Morton
“There’s still a lot of areas waiting for rain so people can get pretty down and need somewhere to turn,” Ms Edwards said.
“It’s difficult to turn to a doctor if they’re out of town but if a rural counsellor is in the area they can actually turn to them.”
Hey Hey It’s Saturday’s Wilbur Wilde will take the stage this year with his saxophone skills.
“He’s the ultimate entertainer, he’s always a good laugh so he’ll keep everyone very happy,” Ms Edwards said.
Former Noiseworks and (temporary) INXS frontman Jon Stevens is a Rural Aid ambassador who will also hold the microphone at the ball which is expected to keep guests on their feet all night long.
“He can really get a crowd going and everyone knows his songs which always helps.”
Last year the event saw 698 guests raise $150,000 which went towards employing Rural Aid counsellor Zoe Cox, providing her with a car, phone and a computer to help her to support local farmers.
The second time Rural Aid host the Ball they hope to crack 700 attendees and raise even more money fund Zoe’s rural support and other counsellors if there’s an excess.
Auctions, raffles and prizes are some of the way’s guests can support the cause when they get to a break from dancing.
“You get to dress up, wear cowboy boots and get sore feet.”
Tickets are on sale at www.blacktieandboots.com.au and anyone is invited to sponsor or donate to the event.
Source: Western Advocate