The Scott River Ball is a “Black Tie” regional fund raising event, which is held in the Scott River region every three years.  The idea to hold a ball was born in 1991 after a Scott River resident was in a serious accident in East Augusta and required the services of the Royal Flying Doctors.  Although the Flying Doctors are a free service, the Scott River community decided to organise a fund raising event of which all proceeds ($7’000) went to the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia as a community gesture and appreciation of the efforts that this service provides.

As a result from the outstanding support from the community it was decided to hold this event every three years.  The committee have successfully organised 8 Scott River Charity Balls and have raised a total of $180’000 which has been donated to many charities including the Cancer Foundation, the Leukaemia Foundation, the Lions Cancer Institute, Beyond Blue, Angel Flight, Alexandra Bridge Hall, Scott River Fire Shed, Augusta Men’s Shed, and the Nannup Shire Children’s Holiday Program.

This year we are set for another amazing Ball in a slightly unique setting; The Lunar Sensation tent at the famous Karridale (Karnidale) Circus and we are very pleased to announce that we will be supporting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Scott River, Augusta, Karridale, Nannup, and Margaret River areas AND the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.
 
 On the Night 

 
The Scott River Charity Ball has become an iconic event in the region. This year is no different with the Lunar Sensation being transformed into a magical moon haven of twinkling and charming decorations. With the fabulous live band Lush returning on the night to get your toes tapping, 2 auctions offering you an array of tempting additions for household or farm, sumptuous gourmet food prepared by Laundry 43 and a plentiful selection of local wines, beer and spirits, we dare you not to have a good time. And that’s just the stuff we’ve told you about! So don’t miss out; tickets are limited and you won’t want to miss the who's who of Scott River and beyond strutting their stuff and busting their moves on the dance floor! 

 Mental Health & Suicide Provention 

 
This year, the commitee decided to, once again, support the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia along with Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. 

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The Scott River Charity Ball Committee are thrilled and proud to announce the launch of a mental health awareness and suicide prevention program which will directly support and educate the people in the catchments of Scott River, Augusta, Karridale and Nannup.

Open The Gate is a true grass roots project reaching out to support its people by giving them the tools to respond positively to mental health. With your generous support and funds raised at the Scott River Charity Ball we will be able to implement Open The Gate into our region by hosting the following presentations:


Mental Health Awareness Community Presentations
Presented by Laurissa Knowles CMC B.A (Psych.Theol.), Dip.Ed, P.M.A.C.A. 4838,
M.C.A.WA A6237, WACOT.
Laurissa will be promoting the use of mental health, counselling, alcohol and other drugs services, and reducing stigma and  discrimination against people using these services. The presentation will also include information on where people can find support locally and will be followed with an informal social time with morning or afternoon tea served. Venues to be confirmed but

will be located in Augusta, Karridale, Scott River and Nannup.

SafeTALK Training
safeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their
words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources. Venues to be confirmed but will be located in Augusta, Karridale, Scott River and Nannup.


Open The Gate is an exciting initiative for our region. The vision and intention are authentic. By being a community driven project together we can make a difference. Together we can Open The Gate to conversation.
  
 A Brief Introduction to Whats On and Whats Available
Live Music
Auctions
Food and Drinks
Sponsors

Lush returns to the South West because they had such a blast last time. They will be performing a variety of genres including Rock, Pop and Funk. And don't worry they will be playing some old time dancing jingles for those who prefer the waltz and the foxtrot!
There will be two auctions on the night; the live auction and the silent auction. The live auction will commence at 9pm and consists of 12 items which can be bid for on the night and paid for by cash or cheque. The silent auction will run from 7pm until 11pm and involves bids being written on a sheet of paper. At the predetermined end of the auction, the highest listed bidder wins the item.    
Laundry 43 will be bringing their state of the art mobile catering truck down the bumpy roads of Scott River to indulge guests in a sumptuous menu of locally grown and sourced produce.
 
There will also be a full bar featuring an array of wine, beer and spirits - many of them from local boutique wineries and breweries.
The success of the Scott River Ball is largely attributed to the ongoing support of local businesses who sponsor the ball. All of our sponsors and donors have been acknowledged on the sponsor page. Please take a moment to view these generous people.   
Committee
Rules and Regs
Buses and Camping
 
Buying and paying for your tickets couldn't be easier. Either jump online at www.trybooking.com where you can buy and print your own tickets or pay via bank transfer. For the people that prefer good old fashioned payment, we still gladly accept cheque or cash.
  
Hundreds of hours of time and effort is spent organising and bringing together the Scott River Ball by the diligent and determined committee.
If you would like to offer your help or contact the committee we welcome your enquiry.
  
  
There’s always a serious side to any event so please take the time to read a few Do's and Don'ts for the evening.
  
  
Buses are available for travel from Nannup, Augusta and Margaret River stopping at places en route to the event. Buses are subject to numbers and will incur an additional cost. Please note; if you miss your return bus you will have to hitch a lift with someone else as taxis may not come to the Karridale area.
Camping will be available.
  
Your donation big or small
Makes for a bloody good Ball!

Scott River Charity Ball
PO Box 34 Karridale WA 6288
 

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