Gala will be great

March 21, 2018

Michelle Fitzgerald and Helen Walsh will be attending the Gatsby Gala

IF YOU love getting dressed up, having a dance and doing it all for a good cause, now is your chance to jump on board the Gatsby Gala night on March 24.

The Gatsy Gala is being run by the Hunt for a Cure Committee, with the aim of raising funds and awareness to support those affected by Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s diseases.

“It’s a great opportunity to come on down and have some fun while also putting some money towards helping those in need,” committee member Helen Walsh said.

Funds raised on the night will go towards research into neurological diseases, while money from sponsors will head to local support groups.

“Normally we don’t donate to research — we have had a strong focus on giving to the direct local families and groups.

“However, this year the research is edging really close towards a breakthrough.”

Helen said it was not only the people directly affected by the disease they were raising funds for.

“It is carers, loved ones, or staff members at our wonderful support centres too.”

The night will involve a two course meal and dancing, while a Gatsby dancing show will be performed by a group from Melbourne.

Hunt for a Cure was formed out of the Kyabram Girls Night Out Committee and Helen Walsh said it was about getting as many people involved as possible, to help raise funds.

“Normally it has just been girls but this time we are getting the blokes involved as well.”

As for the inspiration for the theme, Helen said it was about standing out from the rest.

“We think the theme is a little bit different and a little bit fun.

“It kind of takes you back in time a little bit and we know people love dressing up.”

Helen thanked local business houses for all their support in getting the event up and running.

“Without support like that we wouldn’t be able to go ahead.”

The show is almost sold out with Kyabram locals obviously keen to get involved in the fun.

If you have not yet bought a ticket but are keen to go along, ring Helen on 0438 522 072

Helen’s son Nick Walsh will also be joining in the fundraising by staging his own musical festival in Melbourne later in the year.

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