Almost $20k raised for charities

THERE will be no masking the joy of four local charities who are the recipients of almost $20,000, raised at the 2015 Mayor's Charity Ball.

Bundaberg mayor Mal Forman said he was thrilled with the fundraising total from this year's ball.

"The generosity of the people of the Bundaberg region is well known and it was certainly on display at the Mayor's Charity Ball this year with a bumper crowd in attendance," Cr Forman said.

"I would like to thank the 300 guests who supported this year's ball without whom such a terrific outcome would not be possible.

"While the charity ball is an opportunity for residents to don their finery and enjoy themselves, fundraising is at its heart and I think I can speak on behalf of all four charities when I say that this is a dream outcome for their organisations."

Cr Forman said the funds would be split between Australian Red Cross - Bundaberg Branch ($5000), Sailability Bundaberg ($3000), IMPACT Community Services ($4000) and Bundaberg PCYC Blazers Dragon and Lion Dancing Team ($7900).

"These four worthy charities support countless people from within our region so it's wonderful when we, as a community, have the opportunity to get together and give something back," Cr Forman said.

"I have no doubt these funds will be put to good use for the betterment of our community."

Cr Forman also thanked the many generous sponsors of the Charity Ball for their assistance in making the 2015 Mayor's Charity Ball a resounding success.



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