Thursday, May 11, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Mackay Mayor’s Charity Ball At the MECC

In a Mackay Mayor’s Charity Ball first, all 440 tickets for the 2023 event were sold.

The annual Mayor’s Ball has been evolving over the years, with 2023 being the biggest year to date.

Being Havana Nights themed, all music, décor, and even attendees dress was choreographed to that style.

The silent auction was a massive success, with prizes consisting of a Foo Fighters signed guitar, a Reefsleep under the stars for six, and a helicopter ride in the Hunter Valley.

While the official number of funds raised is still being tallied, it is expected that the auction alone raised in excess of $50,000.

All funds raised from the ball were donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities – Mackay Family Room and Australian Street Aid Project – Mackay.

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