- Saturday 18 February 2017
Back in November, I was very proud to be able to partner with my friends at SunnyKids for the inaugural Sunshine Coast Mayoral Ball at our Events Centre, Caloundra.
Overall we raised $64,000 thanks to the generosity of more than 300 guests who enjoyed a fabulous night which was all about looking good, feeling good and doing good.
What made the evening even more special was that it fell on White Ribbon Day.
I'm honoured to be both an ambassador for White Ribbon Day and a patron of Sunnykids - they share very similar values and objectives.
White Ribbon has the vision that all women should be able to live in safety, free from violence and abuse, and highlights that women’s safety is a man’s issue too.
They are important messages.
Last week, thanks to the funds raised from the Mayoral Ball, we were able to make a $2500 donation to White Ribbon’s Sunshine Coast chapter.
There will also be donations for STEMM, Riding for the Disabled and USC Bursary.
My thanks go to everyone who played a role in making the inaugural Mayoral Ball such a success.I'm sure it is the first of many to come.
- This column first appeared in My Weekly Preview on February 16, 2017