Last 8th of August, Catholic Youth Ministry Perth hosted another spectacular evening of glitz and glamour with its Charity Ball. The annual event which was held at the scenic Claremont Yacht Club was attended by over 100 guests from all around Perth.
The 18+ event also fell on the feast day of CYM and Australia’s patron saint, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, therefore the chosen charity for the ball was the Mary MacKillop Foundation.
This not for profit organisation supports life changing projects that provide relief with respect to poverty, sickness, distress, destitution and disability in accordance with the spirit of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.
This year’s charity ball was absolutely golden, with the theme Hearts of Gold, the venue was transformed into a magical place, and it could not have been more stunning without the help from the Lockridge Youth Leaders.
By 7pm, guests had arrived and were met by a plethora of drinks. The ladies were dressed elegantly in their formal dresses, while the gentlemen looked dapper in their suits.
The night began with MC, Clarence Goh’s surprise entrance to a hip hop tune, which quickly escalated the excitement in the room. The crowd was then treated to an amazing buffet and soon afterwards DJ Jonathan Nonis got the crowd’s attention by playing current and popular dance tracks which made the dance floor really irresistible.
A highlight of the evening was the very popular photo booth generously sponsored by new company called Booth Please. The never ending clicks and flashes were a testament to the joy that people experienced on the night and most importantly, the guests were able to immortalize their unforgettable moments with old and new friends.
The CYM Ball was certainly a great success raising $1500.00 for the Mary MacKillop Foundation and giving young people an opportunity to put some action into their faith.
On that night new friendships were made, calories were burnt and spirits were uplifted. Many didn’t want the event to end nor get off the dance floor as encore after encore of songs were requested by the crowd.
CYM Events Coordinator, Kim Hodgson said, “The ball was a fantastic night for young Catholics across Perth to meet and enjoy a night of good food and dancing, all while supporting a good cause. Everyone looked amazing and it was great to meet young adults from different parishes and groups like St Vincent de Paul.”
First time attendee, Nessya Santoso said, “I’m so blessed to be present at this year’s CYM Charity Ball and I could not ask for anything better.”
She continued, “The annual CYM Charity Ball is a great way to show our kindness to one another, because not only are we able to have fun but also support such a great cause.”
The CYM Charity Ball for 2015 has definitely set the bar high leaving those who attended a desire to reconnect once more and a curiosity for what is in store for 2016.