It was a lovely evening for the guests to enjoy pre-dinner drinks in King George Square ahead of a magical winter experience in City Hall.
The Auditorium at City Hall was beautifully decorated with snow flakes projected on draped chiffon material and magical winter wonderland trees. Magical snow fell from the auditorium dome and fog covered the ground. The entertainment was a dance spectacular with 100 dancers from the Young Australian Dance Company impressing the crowd with their beautiful winter performance. The guests were later entertained by the Swing Collective providing some great dancing music to end the evening.
For the first time at a LMCT Ball, guests had the pleasure of hearing from a guest speaker – the inspirational Matt Golinski who spoke about his experience as an ambassador for FoundationH.
Guests had the chance to win live auction, silent auction and raffle prizes including a custom-made app designed by local company Fresh and valued at $20,000, two tickets to anywhere in the Singapore Airlines network, a painting by renowned Australian artist David Hart and tickets to concerts such as Taylor Swift and Fleetwood Mac. The generosity of the guests and sponsors on the night meant that $100,000 has been raised to go towards our next major grant.
Thank you to all of the Gala Ball sponsors including EPICURE at Brisbane City Hall, The Courier Mail, Audi Centre Brisbane, Fresh, Singapore Airlines, Staging Connections, Robert White Jewellers, Rowland, Shake & Stir Theatre Co, Yellow Cab Co, Carlton & United Breweries, Coca Cola and Robert Oatley. Their kind support made for a wonderful event that is fast becoming the Gala Ball that shouldn’t be missed.