The Amaranth Foundation are set to host their scarlet masquerade ball this Saturday, May 21 and took to Sanger Street last Friday evening with local couple James May and Sueanne Glare to encourage members of the public to come along and support the major fundraiser – ‘A Night to Remember’.
Dressed in stunning ball gown attire Amaranth supporter and local beauty and hairdressing Perfection business owner Sueanne Glare told the Free Press that she was looking forward to attending the masquerade event.
“Perfection is excited to be a part of this spectacular event and we will be your go to for all hair and makeup touch ups on the night, using our incredible Pout Cosmetics,” she said.
“The Amaranth Foundation goes above and beyond for members of our community that require their services and this is why I wanted to offer my support and services to the fantastic foundation.
“I am encouraging everyone to come along, as the entertainment line-up and auction is going to be something that you do not want to miss.”
CEO of the Amaranth Foundation Julianne Whyte said the entire team at Amaranth are very excited about the masquerade event.
“Based on the positive responses received from our previous balls we have again booked a five piece band ‘Bombastics’ from Melbourne to provide the music for dancing and dining and we have also planned a couple of very special entertainment segments as well as the auction, which in the past has generated active and entertaining bidding for the highly sought items,” she said.
“The Corowa RSL Club Executive Chef Liam Whyte is already planning the delicious menu for the five course dinner, including complimentary wine on arrival and canapes on the balcony.
“Special prizes will be awarded to the table with the best masks, as well as individual prizes – so come along and be a part of this year’s scarlet masquerade ball as it is sure to be a fun night.”
Major auction items include a wine appreciation evening in your own home with talented local wine maker David Whyte, dinner for ten in your own home – a three course beautiful menu matched with a selection of local wines that will be prepared and presented by renowned local Chef Liam Whyte and five nights accommodation in Central London – private accommodation for two, close to Wimbledon with easy access to public transport.
All funds raised at ‘A Night to Remember’ will be used to support their Advanced Chronic Care Project.
“This initiative is driven by an identified need in our region for support for patients and their families coping with advanced chronic care and terminal illnesses,” Mrs Whyte said.
“An important role in the project is that played by our Amaranth Para Social Worker who works with our Social Worker in providing therapeutic and psychosocial support including Dignity Therapy and Advance Care Planning.
“Our model of care is unique as it focuses on the needs of the individual, providing integrated ‘wrap around care’ by coordination a team of professionals who offer a range of services and therapies to support the needs of the individual and their family.”
Mrs Whyte said that without the support of people who know and understand the need needs of people in rural communities that Amaranth could not continue to provide the valuable services that they offer to hundreds of individuals, couples and families struggling to live with the effects of grief loss or a terminal or life limiting illness.
“We here at Amaranth are forever grateful for the support that we receive,” she said.
“We look forward to seeing you all at our major fundraising ball this year – it will definitely be a night to remember so don’t miss out and book your tickets now, it isn’t too late.”
Bookings are available individually or as tables of eight.
For more information and to book your tickets phone Amaranth on 6033 1738.