In October, caregivers at St John of God Bunbury Hospital hosted the ‘All That Glitters Is Gold’ Gala Ball, a glamorous night of dressing up and dancing for a good cause.
The annual ball raised over $20,000, with guests invited to take part in a number of fundraising activities. For the first time, the Ball included a wall of 100 glasses of champagne - 99 of which contained a cubic zirconia gem, and one which contained a genuine diamond. Guests could purchase a glass of champagne for a donation of $100 for their chance to win the diamond. Guests could also join in the silent and live auctions, raffle, and lolly buffet, with prizes kindly donated by event sponsors and major donors including All Wood WA Cabinets, Willie Creek Pearls, Madeline’s Jewellery by Design, and Century 21 Advance Realty Bunbury.
Funds raised at the ball will help to support patient treatment through St John of God Foundation’s ‘Gifts of Hope’ initiative. A Gift of Hope is a gift of financial support provided to in-need patients suffering from a life-threatening condition, such as cancer.
“Our Bunbury caregivers have always undertaken an annual fundraising activity to support the delivery of cancer care in the region. The Gifts of Hope was seen as a positive opportunity to support individuals undergoing cancer and help relieve the challenges a patient can have with some of the cost of accessing new expensive types of medical treatment,” says St John of God Bunbury CEO Jeffrey Williams.
“The ability to be able to support our patients when they are experiencing these challenges through some financial support goes a long way to relieve the anxiety and stress associated with treatment. The Gift of Hope program can directly support a person to access potentially life-changing treatment during their time of greatest need.”
Congratulations to St John of God Bunbury caregivers for hosting this amazing event and making a real difference for in-need patients and their families. If you would like to help us support patients in need through the Gifts of Hope program, please contact us on 1800 281 288.