Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Melbourne's Variety Op Shop Ball

Thanks to Pauline from Variety - The children's Charity for answering a few questions I had and telling us about this special event.

The important bits!!

When: Saturday 31st March, 7:00pm
Where: Grand Hyatt 123 Collins St Melbourne
What: The first Melbourne Op Shop Ball to raise funds for Variety – the children’s charity

From www.varietyopshopball.com.au/

This is from the media alert

"The Melbourne Op Shop Ball is the realisation of a dream for two very special people Sue Shepherd and
John Shore. Their event, the first Melbourne Op Shop Ball is to be held at Grand Hyatt Melbourne on
Saturday 31st March. With children’s health and well being of high importance to both organisers, this ball is
an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for Variety – the children’s charity and the Children’s Nutrition
and Research Centre.

John Shore has been associated with Variety and a supporter of their work for children with special needs
for many years. Dr Sue Shepherd has dedicated her career via research, to improving the quality of life for
people with food allergies and intolerance's.

The Melbourne Op Shop Ball is an opportunity to come together for a memorable evening with a purpose,
to raise funds for two very important organisations and to empower children with special needs to live,
laugh and learn.

Proudly supported by 3AW, the event includes media personality Denis Walter as the MC for the night, the
Tim Campbell Band performing and with the dress code strictly Op Shop purchases only; it should make for
a colourful and entertaining evening.

The charity auction to be held on the night includes some fantastic items; a romantic sunset cruise for two,
white water rafting and winery lunch or your own personal chef dinner party. In addition to the benefits of
these items, is the knowledge you are helping children in need.

Tickets: $150 incl. GST (includes 3 course meal, drinks and entertainment)

Visit www.variety.org.au/VIC/Events/Op-Shop-Ball/ to download the booking form."

From www.varietyopshopball.com.au/

Variety NSW have hosted an op shop ball for a few years but what can those in Melbourne expect on the night?

"A great night out! Our MC for the night is Denis Walter and The Tim Campbell Band is providing the entertainment."

Picture from deniswalter.com.au
Who can attend?

"This event is open to everyone"

from www.varietyopshopball.com.au/

Where is the money raised going?

"Variety Victoria and Children’s Nutrition Research Centre. For more information on how Variety allocated the funds refer to the website http://www.variety.org.au/VIC/How-we-help-/ "

Can you tell us why an "op shop" ball - most of my readers will relate to an op shop choice :-) !!

"It’s a ball with a difference but the hope is the money that you save on the outfit can then purchase more raffle tickets or auction items on the night. Or make a straight tax deductable donation to Variety and help children with special needs."

Are you hoping it will become an annual event?

"We are hoping that this will become an annual must attend event." Yeahh!!

Thanks again to Pauline at Variety and I wish Variety a very successful night!

From www.varietyopshopball.com.au/

The Tim Campbell Band

1 comment:

  1. Some of the Auction items up for grabs,An Airforce Jet ride in Sydney, Sunset cruise, V8 Day with John Bowe, Melbourne VIP Cup Package,Imagine words and single and photo by John Lennon, Huge Fridge freezer, Design your own heels, Sydney harbour by sea plane and lunch atthe rocks, 3AW sports tonight studio visit. plus more.