Country Meets City at the Autumn Shorn Charity Ball

Last weekend saw the 25th birthday celebrations of the Red Kite Autumn Shorn charity ball. The ball, designed to raise money for families with children touched by cancer, began in a woolshed 25 years ago at Mullaley, NSW. The latest ball took place in Sydney at Doltone House, Pyrmont, and a fabulous night was had by all.

Many thanks to the committee and sponsors.
Many thanks to the committee and sponsors.
Country inspited table decorations - candles resting on blocks of raw wood.
Country inspited table decorations - candles resting on blocks of raw wood.
Barbed-wire balls like this were set on stands and strung with fairy lights.
Barbed-wire balls like this were set on stands and strung with fairy lights.
Sydney city backdrop.
Sydney city backdrop.

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Comments: 11
  • #1

    Rachael Johns (Tuesday, 30 July 2013 22:34)

    Did you go to this fab event? I want pics of you in a frock!? x Rach!

  • #2

    Alissa (Tuesday, 30 July 2013 22:38)

    LOL was very much there but pictures of me in a frock are very rare!! I'd rather take pictures than be in them. XX

  • #3

    Gabbawrites (Tuesday, 30 July 2013 23:09)

    Glad you had a good time... Noticed an impressive number of impressive looking sponsors for the event!!!

    Cheeries Gabrielle

  • #4

    alissacallen (Thursday, 01 August 2013 04:29)

    Thanks Gab:) The ball raised 120k which is an amazing amount.

  • #5

    Meagan Kennedy (Monday, 05 August 2013 07:09)

    Great to see you loved our event. The Committee were completely amazed by the generous support we received from our great partners/sponsors for the event and also for the fabulous guests who made it one of the best events we have held. If others want to keep in touch with The Autumn Shorn Committee like our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Autumn-Shorn-Committee
    Glad you could join us on the night Alissa...

  • #6

    Alissa (Monday, 05 August 2013 17:55)

    Thanks so much Meagan for finding my ball blog post and for the fb link:) It was a wonderful night!

  • #7

    Mel Teshco (Sunday, 11 August 2013 17:25)

    Sounds amazing Alissa, and what a great and worthy cause, glad it raised so much money. Amazing the ripple on effect from a gem of an idea that started in a wool shed :)
    ps - I want pics too!!

  • #8

    Alissa (Monday, 12 August 2013 00:50)

    Hi Mel:) LOl on the pics!! Maybe next time.

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