This year glamour returns in May for the seventeenth annual Adelaide Make-A-Wish Gala Ball.
To be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Saturday, 6th May, the reputable charity also celebrates 31 years as a not-for-profit organisation operating in South Australia.
Chair of the Make-A-Wish Adelaide Gala Ball Committee, Antony Tropeano, says, “The Make-A-Wish Gala Ball is a fundamental contributor as we need approximately $6,000.00 to grant each wish, with the Adelaide branch granting an average of 40 wishes per year.
“Make-A-Wish Australia has responded to over 8,000 wishes nationally, with 800 of them granted courtesy of the Adelaide Branch since May 1986. The gala ball is our leading fundraising event which enables us to fund valuable wishes to help seriously ill children fulfil their dreams,” says Antony Tropeano.
On the night, guests will be treated to a gourmet three-course meal, unlimited drinks, live entertainment and more, with one lucky guest winning return airfares for two to Rome and accommodation.
Recently performing in the 2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival, award winning hypnotist, Isaac Lomman, will commence the evening with a unique combination of comedic and hypnotic acts. Professionally performing around Australian Theatres and Festivals since 2011, Lomman will entrance guests with his natural stage presence and passion for entertaining.
Research has shown that wishes granted by Make-A-Wish have made a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of the children involved.
97% of parents surveyed observed an improvement in their child’s mental and emotional health following the granting of their wish with physical health also seen to improve by 75% in some cases.
Expecting over 600 guests including VIPs, socialites and celebrities, the glamorous night aims to raise over $180,000.00 for Make-A-Wish.
Providing magic and joy and creating precious memories for their families, the money will help grant over 35 deserving children with life threatening conditions their cherished wish.
“After a nearly sold out year in 2016 and raising over $170,000, we want this year to be even bigger and better!” says Antony Tropeano.
WHAT The Lexus of Adelaide Make-A-Wish Gala Ball
WHEN Saturday, 6th May 2017 TIME 6:30pm for 7:00pm commencement
WHERE Adelaide Convention Centre PRICE $175 per person or $2,200.00 per corporate table MC Matt Gilbertson
AUCTIONEER Bronte Manuel from Toop and Toop
ENTERTAINMENT Hypnotist Isaac Lomman and music from The Cast
TO PURCHASE TICKETS http://www.bass.net.au/events/make-a-wish-gala-ball/