Welcome to the Menagerie at the 17th Aurora Ball

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The cat’s out of the bag with tickets now on sale for the ‘Menagerie’ themed 2016 Aurora Annual Ball, returning to Sydney Town Hall on Saturday 18 June.

Released at an intimate event to a roomful of long-term supporters on Thursday night, this year’s theme invites guests to uncage their fabulous inner animal.

“We want to celebrate the exotic and unique creatures in our community – we want guests to showcase their animal instincts,” said Aurora Chairperson Alison King.

“Whether it’s the subtle flash of a feather or a full scaled suit, we can’t wait to see what twist our guests bring to their outfits.”

The Annual Ball occurs each year around International Stonewall Day and is the Aurora Group’s main fundraising event.

Funds raised on the night go to support organisations like Aurora’s main grant recipient, Twenty10 incorporating the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service. In the past year Aurora also disbursed $30 000 to six other community organisations like the Inner City Legal Centre through their Small Grants Program.

The Aurora Ball will feature a full line up of entertainment which will be revealed over the coming weeks, with three courses of food provided by The Caterer, Sydney. Other event partners are the City of Sydney, Radisson Blue Sydney Hotel, Same Love Photography and the Honour Awards. Media partners are SX and SameSame, the Star Observer and GayRadio.com.au.

Tickets to the Ball are $245 and are on sale now. Corporate and Community tables are also available. Tickets are limited, and booking early is strongly recommended due to quick sellouts in the past. For bookings people should email bookings@auroragroup.com.au or call 0448 405 642. Further information is available at www.auroragroup.com.au.

Building on high demand from previous years, Aurora is again offering a discounted table to guests aged 30 and under who have never been to an Aurora Ball before. Ten tickets will be made available at a reduced rate of $160 so that younger members of our community can experience the night.

7 April 2016

Media Contact:  Michael Vaughan, 0413 473 773, michaelv@auroragroup.com.au