Dust off those dancing shoes

LAST-MINUTE Cinderellas have just two more days to get their tickets for the 17th annual Mayor's Charity Ball this Saturday.

The ball is not just a night of fun, where even the Bundaberg Mayor will kick up his heels, but it will also raise money for a special local charity.

Mayor Mal Forman said he hoped to have sold 400 tickets by Friday.

"We'd love to have as many people as possible (attend the ball)," he said.

Cr Forman said the ball, which this year had a spring carnival theme, would be a major fundraiser for the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation.

Money raised will go towards the purchasing of a patient transport vehicle, which could cost the foundation anywhere up to $21,000.

Bundaberg Health Services Foundation manager Maria Burnet said it was the first time the charity had been chosen to be the beneficiary of the Mayor's Charity Ball.

"We're hoping people get along and support it," she said.

"You don't have a lot of opportunity in Bundaberg to frock up."

Although Mrs Burnet feels confident to hit the dance floor at the Civic Centre on Saturday, Cr Forman says he will need a bit of practise before taking centre stage.

"My wife said to me, 'When are we going to have some dancing lessons?'" he said.



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