The Peet Op Shop Ball for Anglicare WA breaks the million-dollar mark!
More than 850 people packed the Burswood Grand Ballroom on Saturday 31 March 2012 for the most successful Peet Op Shop Ball for Anglicare WA yet. The Ball community raised more than $300,000 on the night, bringing the total raised in the Ball’s six year history to more than $1 million.
Anglicare WA Executive General Manager of Fundraising and Social Enterprise, Ian Craig, said it was fantastic to see so many people participating in the evening’s fundraising activities.
“This year’s event had a fabulous atmosphere and many generous guests have now given Suitcases of Hope to foster children who have experienced multiple traumas in their lives.
“On the night, $108,000 was raised for the Suitcase of Hope initiative, which will provide foster children with vital support services to help them grow up as healthy adults and live fulfilling lives.
“The live auction was a highlight again this year, with a private lunch at Rivendell Winery with Vince Garreffa, a private jet escape, and an escape to the Kimberley Coastal Camp particularly popular items, and one lucky lady walked away with over $10,000 worth of Koro jewellery, raffled to the bustling Ballroom.
“The Peet Op Shop Ball for Anglicare WA truly is a memorable event on Perth’s social calendar,” said Mr Craig.
Peet Limited Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Brendan Gore, said it was always good to see familiar faces at the ball as well as many first-time guests.
“We have proudly supported Anglicare WA and hundreds of Suitcases of Hope for six years now and it’s great to see more and more guests attending and contributing each year.
“The work of Anglicare WA is vital to the Western Australian community and we are honoured to be part of it and to watch Anglicare WA grow each year,” he said.
The guests, dressed in outrageous and elegant op shop attire, enjoyed the intergalactic themed evening as guests took a magical journey into outer space.
Narelda Jacobs from Network Ten was the Master of Ceremony and the evening’s entertainment was performed by Leo Sayer and 80s cover band, Stand & Deliver, who had guests dancing until the early hours of the morning.