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Charities need help as pandemic restrictions bite


Fundraising has been curtailed for many charities during the pandemic, making the upcoming ANZ Community Ball even more important in support of the SA community.

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The ANZ Community Ball will be held at the Convention Centre on March 5 with a downsized capacity level to keep guests safer.

The event has become a premier charity event in South Australia, with over $560,000 raised for local charities across the past two events thanks to support from the community.

This year a further 12 local charities are being supported with major charities consisting of Operation Flinders, Jodi Lee Foundation, Royal Flying Doctor Service (Central Operations), Zoos SA, Hutt St Centre and SAHMRI.

Host charity, Operation Flinders’ CEO David Wark said he was excited that iconic jazz musician James Morrison and his Motown Band will perform with Adelaide favourite Jess Adamson as the MC for the evening.

“We are proud to partner with ANZ for what will be an amazing evening, celebrating the Foundation and raising much-needed funds for well-deserving South Australian charities,” Wark said.

With numbers being limited, the online car raffle will be important in helping raise the goal of $300,000 for the charities.

Sponsored by Peter Kittle Toyota, attendees and non-attendees will be able to enter the draw to win a brand new Toyota Yaris Hybrid Cross in mineral blue valued at $35,000.

There is also more than $120,000 worth of items available for the live auction, including three local winery days thanks to Yalumba, Dowie Doole and Ed Peter, and a unique experience at both Monarto Zoo and Operation Flinders. Local auctioneers Nathan Casserly and Sharon Gray will be conducting the auction as well as putting up an item where Ouwens and Casserly will sell someone’s house for only the marketing costs.

Typically, around 100 local businesses take part in the popular silent auction which is a great way to get involved with all proceeds going to the charities as well as providing an ability to showcase their products or services. Businesses who wish to support the event can still contribute by contacting Jonathon Robran at Operation Flinders.

Operation Flinders CEO David Wark said being the host charity for the ANZ Community Ball in 2022 will help the Foundation by creating more opportunities for the young people we strive to assist across South Australia.

“The funds raised from the event will go directly towards transforming the lives of young people.”

The last 100 tickets are available via Trybooking, with individual tickets at $198 (GST incl) or $1,980 for a table of 10.

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