BALLROOM BLITZ: Event organizer Trevor Sands with participants Chris Nugent and Sonya Didone and Wide Bay Bank CEO Martin Barrett getting ready for the upcoming Ability Ball held at Brothers Sports Club on February 7th. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail
BALLROOM BLITZ: Event organizer Trevor Sands with participants Chris Nugent and Sonya Didone and Wide Bay Bank CEO Martin Barrett getting ready for the upcoming Ability Ball held at Brothers Sports Club on February 7th. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail Zach Hogg

All for one and one for all at the annual Ability Ball

IF YOU have ever fancied being belle of the ball, then you will have your opportunity next month at the second annual Ability Ball.

Organiser Trevor Sands said the ball was an opportunity for people in the disability community to come together for a night of dancing and entertainment.

"However, the ball is open to everyone," he said.

"It's also about concentrating on people's abilities and not their disabilities.

"It is a great night because a lot of the participants don't get to often wear a suit or ball gown."

Mr Sands said last year's event attracted about 200 people but only because they could not fit any more people at the venue.

"We had people from as far as Hervey Bay interested in coming but we had to turn them down because we were full," he said.

"This year the club has renovated upstairs, so hopefully we'll be able to fit more in.

"Tickets have been selling well because people want to support a good cause and Dean Vegas, Australia's number one Elvis impersonator, will be performing on the night."

Mr Sands said this year's special guest would be Federal Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Tracey Davis.

"We sent her an email before Christmas inviting her and she has accepted," he said.

Mr Sands, who works for Community Lifestyle Support, said the funds raised would go towards much needed equipment and programs for people in the disability community.

"I want to thank all our sponsors for their support," he said.
 
When: Friday February 7 from 7pm
Where: Brothers Sports Club
Cost: $50 per person includes dinner and drink
Tickets can be purchased at Brothers Sports Club or by contacting Community Lifestyle Support on 4155 6121

 
 



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