The 2023 Mayor’s Charity Ball, held recently in our vibrant community, exceeded all expectations as it raised an astounding amount of over $90,000 for two remarkable local charities. This milestone achievement is a testament to the generosity and compassion of our community members, as well as their unwavering commitment to making a positive impact.
With this year’s funds carefully allocated, both the Australian Street Aid Project and Ronald McDonald House Charities Mackay Family Room will receive an equal share of $45,529.01. The announcement and official presentation of the funds took place during a council morning tea on May 30, where representatives from the two charities were warmly acknowledged and thanked.
The Australian Street Aid Project, dedicated to supporting individuals experiencing homelessness in the Mackay region, will utilise their share of the funds to make a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Meanwhile, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) plans to allocate the funds towards the operational costs of the RMHC Family Room in Mackay, providing a sanctuary for families with children facing medical challenges.
During the morning tea event, DGH was presented with a certificate of appreciation for being a Platinum Sponsor of the event.
The Mayor’s Charity Ball, previously organized by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Mackay, had an illustrious history of raising approximately $600,000 over 15 years. In a seamless transition, the responsibility of organizing this grand event was transferred to the council, the MECC (Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre), and a dedicated community committee. Since assuming this role, they have continued the legacy of giving back, raising an impressive $410,000 to date.
The success of the 2023 Mayor’s Charity Ball goes beyond the impressive financial figures. It embodies the spirit of our community, showcasing the profound impact we can have when we come together for a noble cause. With over $1 million donated to local charities through this event, DGH is proud to support the collective efforts which have transformed countless lives and brought hope to those who need it most.
As we celebrate this incredible achievement, we would like to thank everyone who supported the 2023 Mayor’s Charity Ball. Your generosity has truly made a difference in our community, inspiring us all to continue working towards a brighter and more compassionate future.
DGH was delighted to be a Platinum Corporate Sponsor of the prestigious Mackay Mayor’s Charity Ball at the MECC