PYBAR Sponsors Mt Isa Charity BallMarch 19, 2012
New South Wales, Sponsorships
PYBAR were the Silver sponsor of the 2012 Xstrata Ronald McDonald House North Queensland Charity Ball.
Held on Saturday 18th February at the Mount Isa Civic Centre, the ‘Under the Sea’ themed ball saw over 300 people band together to raise funds for the refurbishment of the existing 12 rooms and construction of 12 new rooms on the doorstep of Townsville hospital – where most of the seriously ill children in the region seek specialist treatment.
Mr Paul Rissman, Ronald McDonald House North Queensland Chairman said “We have outgrown our current facilities and have been fundraising for the past five years, through events such as the north Queensland charity balls, with the goal of being able to double the capacity of Ronald McDonald House in Townsville from 12 to 24 rooms so we can accommodate more North Queensland families in need.”
house1The project – costing $3m had over $1m raised through fundraising – such as this Ball where PYBAR was a silver sponsor, a further $1m grant from Ronald McDonald House Australia, and finally on the night, Xstrata donated the last $1m to enable the work on this project to be completed.
Ronald McDonald house in Townsville provides a safe, secure and supportive home away from home for seriously ill children and their families. 98% of families who stay in the facility are from regional areas.
PYBAR is proud to support this very important charity.