Stepping a light fantastic to help Our Kids
Guess who's coming to dinner? Or imagine having dinner with Spiderman, Batman, some vampires and a few drag queens. Expect all of them and a whole lot more at the Teams In Themes Ball at Lismore City Hall on Saturday week. The annual fundraiser for the Our Kids charity is hoping to raise $25,000 for a new resusitation trolley in the Lismore Base Hospital's labour ward, which according to pediatrician Dr Ian Lennon is urgently needed to help critically ill new-born babies. Dr Lennon last year frocked up as part of the Swan Lake table which finished second in the judging. While admitting he loves to dress up, he said a dress this year was 'out of bounds' "For me it's a great chance to get with people that support Our Kids and see some great live music. Last year was one of the best parties I've ever been to," Dr Lennon said. Our Kids fundraising coordinator Rebekka Battista said people have already started registering their themes for this year. "Some we've got already are superheroes, the Wizard of Oz, Phantom of the Opera, Pricilla Queen of the Desert and a table of vampires," she said. The table judged the best dressed will win dinner for 10 prepared at home for them by Lismore chef David Forster from Paupiettes. Tickets are $99 per person and event sponsors - the AMP Foundation and Fairfull's Financial Services - will match dollar-for-dollar money raised on the night up to $10,000. The dinner is on Saturday, August 18 and tables of 10 need to register by calling the Our Kids office on 6620 2705.