It was a night of celebration, glitz and glamour for close to 700 attendees of the Australian Foundation for Disability (Afford) Gala Ball at Penrith Panthers Marquee.
The inaugural Afford Gala Ball is the first event of its kind, an opportunity for people with disability to celebrate in a formal setting with family, carers and friends. With a theme of ‘Over the Rainbow’, the Afford Gala Ball was magical night for Afford clients, clients of other disability services providers, and their families and carers.
For many, the Gala Ball is the first formal or black tie event that they have attended and gave them the opportunity to for new life experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. Clients received the royal treatment with, formal attire, and hair and makeup services donated or volunteered through community connections or Afford’s skilful staff. Upon arrival they were given a celebrity welcome, photographed by paparazzi and escorted by our very own Afford Security Crew up the red carpet.
A big thank you to the Afford Gala Ball sponsors including Penrith Panthers, Kookaburra Plumbing, Southern Highlands Realty, Ingleburn RSL, Blacktown Workers, Sinclair Hyundai, St Johns Park Bowling Club and Cabramatta Bowling Club, who helped make dreams come true!