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2017 DVCS #KeepItLocal Blue & White Gala Ball
Sat. 1 April 2017, 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm AEDT
The DVCS Blue & White Gala Ball is the major annual fundraiser for the Domestic Violence Crisis Service of the ACT.
DVCS is a locally staffed and operated, not-for-profit organisation assisting all people regardless of gender identification, age, race, religion, financial status or residency/immigration status within the ACT who have experienced or are experencing domestic or family violence.
Each year the number of clients DVCS assists grows, especially over the November to February period. It is unlikely this will change in the immediate future.
DVCS provides 24/7 intervention, assistance and support to people in crisis and beyond, as well as providing access to emergency accommodation, Court advocacy and support, support groups, young people's outreach program, community education and training and a men's behavioural change program.
DVCS relies heavily on the kindness and generosity of the ACT Community to ensure our service remains available to all and to ensure we can provide a timely response to all people who contact us.
This is our third Gala Ball. The previous Gala Ball's have assisted us in topping up our emergency accommodation, young people's outreach program and support group programs. Over the past two Christmas' the ACT Community has provided enough toiletries and children's items (books, pencils, card games etc) to ensure all people we place into emergency accommodation over the next two to three years has essential items while they are there. Thank you.
This year our Blue & White Gala Ball comes with an additional hashtag of KeepItLocal. As mentioned above, we are a locally operated and staffed not-for-profit, supporting the local community. This year we want to showcase the amazing people, organisations and businesses we have right here in Canberra. It is also these amazing Canberra people, organisations and businesses and people just like them that keep organisations like DVCS going. We are proud to confirm all sponsors, entertainers and donors (auction and raffle items) are all local artists, entertainers, businesses and organisations.
In particular we would like to acknowledge our major sponsor (for the third year in a row!), the University of Canberra.
The Importat Details:
Date: Saturday 1 April 2017
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Where: QT Canberra, London Circuit Canberra City
Tickets: $220 per person or a table of 10 for $2,000
MC: Kristen Henry (Mix 106.3) & Adam Shirley (ABC Canberra)
Guest Speakers: Amanda Whitley (HerCanberra & 2016 ACT Woman of the Year) in coversation with Alan Tongue (former Captain of the Canberra Raiders and 2017 ACT Australian of the Year)
Major Raffle: A limited ticket raffle will be available for purpose on the night. The prize is a one night experience at Jamala Wildlife Lodge.
Silent Auction: A silent auction will commence in mid-March on Allbids and will conclude on the night.
Live Auction: A live auction will occur on the night.