YTAP seek worthy recipient

CHARITY: Last year the YTAP Charity Ball raised funds for D'Faces of Youth Arts, who used the funding to purchase more circus equipment.
CHARITY: Last year the YTAP Charity Ball raised funds for D'Faces of Youth Arts, who used the funding to purchase more circus equipment.

The Young Tradespeople and Professionals are searching for a worthy recipient for the funds they will raise through their annual charity ball in August.

Applications are now open for charities or community groups to express their interest in being selected as the recipient of the proceeds for the ball.

Chairman Kira Kennedy said the chosen organisation had to be one which regularly worked hard to benefit the Whyalla community.

“Some of the previous recipients include the Whyalla Ripples Support Group, D’faces of Youth Arts, the Whyalla Suicide Prevention Network and the Whyalla Men’s Shed,” she said.

“The ball usually has an underlying vibe based on the group that is chosen. Any groups interested need to email us or contact us on Facebook with a description of what their organisation does.

“We’d also like to hear what they would use the money for, any goals they’ve achieved – we’d love to see what they have been doing in the community – and how they think they can benefit Whyalla.”

Ms Kennedy said the ball was usually a very fun night for all those attending.

“It’s a great night for people to dress up and enjoy themselves on the dance floor,” she said.

“It’s a good night out supporting a good cause.”

A silent auction and a live auction will be held at the ball, which features a three course meal and a drinks package.

Ms Kennedy said the ball is YTAP’s way of giving back to the community.

“It promotes awareness for the cause which is chosen as well. So if they want to get their name out there and promote what they are doing in Whyalla, what better way to do it than to participate in the charity ball?” she said.

The charity ball generally raises a significant amount of funding for the chosen group.

Applications close on May 6.