The Mai-Wel Group has managed to raise more than $23,000 to support youth and disadvantaged job seekers at its annual gala ball.
A total of $23,183 was raised at the sold-out event held on Saturday, April, 28 at Maitland Town Hall.
This year’s event supported Mai-Wel’s latest initiative, the Thrive Farm Project – a project that will provide job seekers with training and development in the areas of farming and horticulture.
A record number of 305 attendees were saw the hall transformed into an enchanted forest, complete with gold tiffany chairs, twinkling fairy lights and the ceiling draped with greenery as talented local ballerinas performed an opening dance dressed as woodland fairies.
In between dining on a gourmet, three course meal and dancing the night away, guests bid on auction items, purchased raffle tickets and took home a selection of lucky draw prizes.
Mai-Wel CEO Pennie Kearney wanted to thank everyone involved for their support of the event.
The gala ball has raised more than $150,000 for people with a disability and job seekers in the Hunter Region in the past seven years.