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Celebrating ten years of the Ability Ball

Community Lifestyle Support clients and Sugarland Plaza staff get ready to celebrate ten years of the Bundaberg Ability Ball.

The stars are coming out to shine for the tenth annual Ability Ball with an evening of dinner, dancing and surprise special guests at the Bundaberg Multiplex on 19 August.

The popular event hosted by Community Lifestyle Support aims to bring the community together to uplift and celebrate people’s abilities.

Community Lifestyle Support Events Manager Trevor Sands said they were excited to celebrate ten years of the feel good occasion.

“To us it’s mainly a milestone of bringing this event to Bundaberg and watching it grow,” he said.

“Going from about 80 people in the first year to now selling out at over 550 people.

“It’s opened eyes up to our disability sector.”

Trevor said guests should expect a five-star experience with the team working hard to get the best entertainment possible.

“You see all the guys arriving in suits and gowns in limousines onto the red carpet, it gives you goose bumps” Trevor said.

“At the first song, the dance floor is full and no one cares what dress you’re wearing, it’s just about being there and having a good time.

“And straight after the event these guys are asking ‘when’s the next one?’”

Community Lifestyle Support clients Tanya Curtis, Daryl Monsen and Jarrod Lear are looking forward to meeting the special guests at this year's Ability Ball.

Surprise special guests

With Home and Away actor Kyle Shilling already confirmed, Trevor said another special guest was yet to be announced.

“We’ll be giving hints out this weekend and then [we will] release the name early next week on our social media, so watch this space,” he said.

“There are tickets available now but that won’t be for much longer.”

Trevor said the organisation was very grateful for the continued support from their sponsors Sugarland Plaza and JRZ Homes.

“We’ve had really great support from the community from the start and our great sponsors jumping on board as we come along this road because without them, we don’t have a ball,” Trevor said.

“At the end of the day we love these guys and they’ve got to have something to look forward to.

“It gives these guys the opportunity put on a ball gown, put on a suit and tie and feel really special and it helps break down barriers within the community, not just Bundaberg but the whole region.”

Bundaberg Ability Ball

Where: Bundaberg Multiplex

When: Saturday 16 August, 6 – 11 pm

Cost: Tickets are $85, companion tickets $65

Book here or visit Community Lifestyle Support at 48 Ashfield Road, Kalkie.

For event enquiries please email events@cls.org.au or phone 1300 257 753