The ball will raise money for several charities that play a key role in supporting South Australian communities and will feature a premium three-course meal and beverages sourced from local producers.
“The event will recognise and celebrate the wonderful work done by local charities in our communities. It’s the perfect opportunity to come together, show our support and also help change peoples’ lives,” said Emma Brooke, CEO of United Way South Australia.
Participating charities include The Royal Flying Doctor Service, Childhood Cancer Association, Youth Opportunities, Generations in Jazz Inc, United Way South Australia and others.
ANZ has drawn on its network of community and business leaders to donate items for a live and silent auction which will include travel, entertainment, food and leisure items.
Participating charity the Childhood Cancer Association has been supporting South Australian families experiencing the devastating effects of cancer since 1982 and provides a range of vital services to more than 400 families every year.
“Sadly, every week in South Australia, a child is diagnosed with cancer, but the Childhood Cancer Association is with them and their families every step of the way,” said president Chris Hartley.
South Australian Ed Sach was 17 when he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. Treatment involved removing the right side of Ed’s pelvis, followed by radiation therapy and the rebuilding of his pelvis. In 2015 the cancer returned, this time in Ed’s left lung, and another round of treatment begun.
“The incredible support I received from the Childhood Cancer Association has made living with cancer all the more bearable and I have no doubt the counselling provided by them was, and still is, a fundamental part of my wellbeing,” said Ed.
ANZ Business Banking General Manager for SA/NT Brendan Rinaldi said the event was a chance for the community to support important organisations that make considerable contributions to the social and economic strength of communities across the state.
“We’re proud to partner with United Way South Australia to bring our local community together for a fun night, showcasing outstanding local entertainment, premium SA produce and, importantly, support local charities which provide essential services to the community, build on community strengths and bring together a range of resources to meet individual and community needs,” said Mr Rinaldi.
The black-tie event will be held on Saturday 16 February at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Ticket prices are $185 per person which includes a three-course dinner and drinks, featuring local SA produce, as well as evening entertainment. Tickets or tables of 10 can be purchased via Trybooking.Jump to next article