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Gala supports mental health

A record crowd of 350 guests filled Moranbah’s Town Square on Saturday night for the Isaac region’s gala night of nights under the stars, the 2019 Mayor’s Charity Ball.
Guests at the glitzy event, which raises funds for the Isaac Regional Charity Fund, were entertained by Master of Ceremonies, popular Mackay broadcaster Dave Perkins, comedy magician Brad Manuel and musical act Mezzanine.
Mayor Anne Baker, who chairs the Isaac Regional Charity Fund, said the sixth staging of the event had been the biggest yet, raising money for vital mental health initiatives.
“It was a record-breaking event and I thank everyone for their continuing support. Together, we can make a real difference in people’s lives,” she said.
“It demonstrates the difference pure people power can make in the lives of others.
“Since 2014, the wonderful generosity of our Isaac community and event sponsors has helped the Isaac Regional Charity Fund raise more than $306,000 for worthwhile causes which assist the most vulnerable in our society.
“Proceeds from this year’s event will help continue the work of the Isaac Regional Charity Fund in supporting mental health initiatives.
“As a community, we need to continue to work together to bring mental health out of the shadows and into the national consciousness. The work of the Isaac Regional Charity Fund is helping to make a difference.
“Mental illness affects one-in-five Australians at some stage in their life. More than three million Australians are living with depression or anxiety and every day eight are taking their own life nationally.”
Mayor Baker acknowledged the generous support of the event's 2019 sponsors.
“The generous and valued support of Isaac businesses and organisations, through sponsorship and donations, plays a major part in the continuing success of the event. I thank all our 2019 sponsors for supporting this important community event,” she said.
Isaac Regional Charity Fund is a deductible gift recipient, which means it can receive tax-deductible gifts. There are a range of ways people and business can support the fund. To find out more contact the office of the Mayor on 07 4846 3398 or email