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18 March, 2021

A Ball of possibilities raises $8K

TWO local charities will share in more than $8000 in proceeds from Saturday night’s ‘Imagine the Possibilities’ Masquerade Ball hosted by local organisation, Empowering Women Empowering Communities (EWEC).

By Nicole Gibson

Two local charities will share in more than $8000 in proceeds from Saturday night’s ‘Imagine the Possibilities’ Masquerade Ball hosted by local organisation, Empowering Women Empowering Communities (EWEC).

The sold-out event, which celebrated International Women’s Day, was the brainchild of volunteers at local charity, the Women’s Yarning Place (WYP) which will share funds raised with the Zonta Club of Cairns.

WYP provides a safe space for disadvantaged women to participate in creative and income generating activities at Cairns Villa and Leisure Park.

Tickets to the event included a three-course dinner and one-of-a-kind handmade mask with WYP volunteers creating more than 180 for the occasion.

A bespoke piece of artwork by local artist, Peter Dabah was also auctioned to raise money for the event.

EWEC Director Yolonde Entsch said volunteers were thrilled with the success of the event with thoughts already on next year.

“We’d like this year to be the inaugural and it’ll just be coming up with a theme for next year so that we can still include the Women’s Yarning Place and that they can make something that will contribute to the night,” Ms Entsch said.

“They’re excited to move on to the next project, but we actually need to sit down and collectively decide what that might be.”

 


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