Pamela Browne has been inspired to help raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake by hosting an old time ball on February 26. Photo: MAX FLEET fund1102a
Pamela Browne has been inspired to help raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake by hosting an old time ball on February 26. Photo: MAX FLEET fund1102a

Dance will raise funds for Haiti

The ball is being organised by Pamela Browne, who said she was inspired to hold the event after seeing the suffering in the Caribbean country.

“I wanted to do something to help and I had the time,” Ms Browne said.

A former Bundaberg resident, Ms Browne lives in Melbourne but is staying with her father while he recovers from a stroke.

“Hanging out with dad, I noticed that there was not a lot for people his age to do, so I thought a ball would be perfect for the fundraiser,” she said.

The ball, to be held on February 26, will feature a 1940s/1950s theme, which will include music from the period.

“My dad’s 86, so that’s the time he was our age and going out having a good time,” Ms Browne said.

“Anytime I speak to someone from that era, their face brightens when they speak about that time.”

Ms Browne said she would encourage guests to dress in clothes from the period for the big night.

The entire family is encouraged to come along to the ball, with ticket prices ranging from $5 to $15.

“Another thing I wanted to create with the ball was a connection with family. Everyone can come and the grandparents can teach the grandchildren how they used to dance,” Ms Browne said.

Proceeds from entry fees will be donated to the Haiti Disaster Relief Fund, as will profits from the fundraising auction to be held at the dance.

“I’m still going around businesses asking for donations of things like gift vouchers,” Ms Browne said.

Tickets are available at the door and the price includes light refreshments. For more information, call 0439 691 834.

Event details

- Friday, February 26 from 7pm

- Bundaberg Civic Centre

- Adults $15, concession $7 and under 12s $5

- 1940-50s themed

- Light refreshments included



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