We just want to say thank you.
Saturday’s glamorous Aurora Ball raised more than $70 000 in funds on the night. Now comes the fun part – making sure those funds go to organisations supporting the community we all care about.
We couldn’t have done it without our auction and raffle prize donors, our event partners, our media partners, and everyone who generously gave their time and money to make the night such a success. Our event partners are the City of Sydney, Oak Barrel, the Caterer Sydney, Chase Gallery, Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney, 32 Hundred Lighting, the Honour Awards and Scalawag Productions. Our media partners are SameSame.com.au, SX, the Star Observer, and GayRadio.com.au.
We also couldn’t have done it without all of you, and we love that so many of you dressed up for our fairy tale theme ‘Once Upon a Time’ as princesses, knights and woodland creatures. You can find photos online from our media partners on their websites: SameSame.com.au, SX and the Star Observer.
And of course our thanks to our fabulous entertainment who embraced our theme too, from Bobby Falzon and Michael Fox singing ‘Agony’ from Into the Woods, to Lady Sings it Better performing a medley of our favourite classics, and Katie Noonan’s magical interpretation of ‘Once Upon a Dream’, originally from Sleeping Beauty. We loved sharing Maya Newell’s touching and thought-provoking keynote speech with you, as well as the class and humour of our hosts Andrew Mercado and Nath Valvo, and we were thrilled at the secret ‘Maleficent’ show by Decoda Secret and her dancers Jason Jowett and Michael Corbett.
Funds raised from the night will go towards Aurora’s major grant recipient, Twenty10 incorporating GLCS NSW. It will also go towards our Small Grants program, which allows organisations supporting the LGBTI community to apply for up to $5000. Applications open later in the year and further information is available at www.auroragroup.com.au.
We can’t wait to show you how your generosity is making dreams come true.
Adam, Alison and the Aurora Board