Guests have a ball for the Cancer Society

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Cancer Society Southland chief executive Rachael Hart (in the blue dress) with Southland Cancer Society Gala Ball organising committee members (from left) Bryan Townley, Lindsay Moffat, Norman Elder, Dee Heenan and Gus Johnston at the ball on Saturday. Photos: Hayden Williams

THIS year’s Southland Cancer Society Gala Ball had a “Night in London” theme.

About 350 well-attired people were welcomed by four Beefeaters in full costume as they arrived at the red-carpet event, held at the Ascot Park Hotel on Saturday.

New World Southland Cancer Society Gala Ball organising committee member Lindsay Moffat said the ball was held to raise funds for the Cancer Society to use in Southland.

This year’s event was the fourth biennial Cancer Society Gala Ball, with the three previous events raising more than $100,000, he said.

Committee member Bryan Townley said donations for this year hadn’t yet been finalised, but the total was on target to meet the committee’s $30,000 fundraising goal.

Guests at the event were particularly enjoyed being entertained by the Koi Boys, a Maori trio of vocalists from the Gold Coast who made the finals of The Voice Australia in 2016, Mr Townley said.

Dianne and Murray Acker, of Invercargill.
Dianne Logan (left) and Laura Fahey, both of Invercargill.
At the Southland Cancer Society Gala Ball on Saturday, June 17, with Beefeaters, are New World Southland Cancer Society Gala Ball organising committee members Gus Johnston (centre left) and Lindsay Moffat.
From left, Gus Johnstone of Invercargill, Catherine Morrison of Dunedin, and Graeme Watson of Queenstown.

 

 

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