Glamourous black tie affair for Ballarat Hospice Care to grow

NIGHT OUT: Ballarat Hospice executive officer Carita Clancy, Hospice nurse Sharon Moss and Black Tie Affair number one ticket holder Jilly Martino prepare for a stylish fundraising event. Picture: Kate Healy

NIGHT OUT: Ballarat Hospice executive officer Carita Clancy, Hospice nurse Sharon Moss and Black Tie Affair number one ticket holder Jilly Martino prepare for a stylish fundraising event. Picture: Kate Healy

BLACK Tie Affair will mark Ballarat Hospice Care’s inaugural foray into a major community fundraising event. Ballarat-born opera singer and composer David Hobson will headline entertainment in Ballaarat Mechanics Institute’s Minerva Space.

Traditionally, Hospice has gone about its work before this year launching a bold Give to Help Hospice Grow campaign, to help meet increasing demand for its palliative care and support services.

Hospice executive officer Carita Clancy said it was a big move for the organisation to put on such a large event, but it felt like the right move.

“This is an opportunity to really connect with the community in a really fun way,” Ms Clancy said. “We’ve had amazing support from our steering committee, a group of dynamic women working the hardest for us on what is anticipated to be an extraordinary night of excitement.”

Former Victorian Health Minister Rob Knowles is event patron. The Black Tie Affair is November 12, from 7pm until late.

For tickets and details, phone 5331 9810.