D’faces of Youth Arts are smiling wide after receiving a donation of over $6500 from the Young Tadespeople and Professionals Whyalla (YTAP).
The funding comes from the proceeds of the 2017 YTAP Charity Ball, which was recently held at the Westlands Hotel.
The money will be put to good use by D’Faces, who can now purchase more circus equipment for their members
D’faces member Robert Golding said he enjoyed the night, and was over the moon about the funding.
“We will now be able to buy the circus gear we need to keep kids inspired and keep local projects happening,” he said.
“We run on a shoestring budget and really appreciate any assistance from groups in the community – YTAP have been amazing. They’re a really good group of people.”
YTAP President Kira Kennedy said all who attended the charity ball had a great time.
“It was an immensely successful evening, we have to thank the community for getting behind it and giving some really amazing donations,” she said.
The auctions held on the night also went over well with the crowd, with a signed 2017 Adelaide Crows guernsey fetching a price of $1500.
“Everyone had a good time on the night, even the committee got to have some fun,” Ms Kennedy said.
Mr Golding was busy making balloon animals on the night as well as decorating the tables with balloons.
“We took some circus equipment to the charity ball, and people were trying out the hula-hoops on the dance floor,” he said.
“It was great that people came to the party and enjoyed all that was on offer.”
The donation is another chapter in YTAP’s support for local community organisations, with the group last year donating their proceeds to the Whyalla Ripples Support Group.
“We’re excited to hear about the amazing things these kids are going to do in the future knowing they’re going to get this funding,” Ms Kennedy said
Aerial silks, trapeze and crash mats will be purchased with the funding.