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Northern NSW : Summer 2011
Glamour Events Newcastle Ball Armidale Ball This year’s 19th Annual Helicopter Ball raised a record breaking $200,000 for the Service! The ball was held on Friday 16 September 2011 at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre and was enjoyed by 1400 attendees. Cameron Williams from the ‘Today Show’ hosted the pirate themed event The 10th Annual Armidale Ball in September was another great success for the Armidale Support Group. The Ball was sponsored by The Armidale Express, Armidale Ex- Services Club, Tooheys, Treasury Wine Estates, 2AD, FM100.3 . On the evening cheques were presented to the Service by the Armidale Ex-Services Club $6k (CDSE funding), Armidale Motor Traders $3.7k and a further $2.5k received from the Armidale Bowling Club (CDSE) The Armidale Support Group is currently planning the new look 2012 Ball which will be full of many unique surprises for guests. Our community Natasha Beyersdorf NBN Television and husband Brett Lavaring of Enigma Westpac Rescue Helicopter Staff working hard during the Ball from left: Shannon O’Hagan; Justine Orton; Jacqui Bailey; Annette Watson Celebration Cake cut by current Chairperson Nancy Howarth, Previous Chairperson Pam Wilby, Founding Staff Member Barry Walton and Chairman of WRHS Cliff Marsh. Photo courtesy of the Armidale Express with per formances from the ‘Swing Kings’ and ‘Hornet’ entertaining guests all evening. Events Coordinator for the Service, Justine Orton, said this was an outstanding result and we owe it to the generous suppor t of the local business community and all of the ama zing guests. “Over $80,000 in prizes were donated from the business community for the balloon raffle and auctions and everyone really dug deep on the night,” she said. A big thank you to our major sponsors TESA Mining, Sims Metal Management, Veolia, A1 Audio and Lighting, the Newcastle Enter tainment Centre, Drayton’s Family Wines, Domayne and Tooheys. A fantastic result for a fantastic evening! Page 16 Westpac Rescue Helicopter Ser vice - Rescue Summer 2011
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