11 September 2019

One of Manningham’s most popular and entertaining fundraising events of the year is coming up on Friday 25 October – the Manningham Mayoral Ball. 

Fundraising for Doncare’s Resilient Kids – Positive Futures program, the 2019 Manningham Mayoral Ball will be a great night out with live entertainment from Melbourne’s number one cover band, Popcorn, and plenty of fundraising fun.  

Guests will have the chance to win a custom designed piece of jewellery, vie for an opportunity to have Dr Rosie Batty AO speak at their event and bid for some fabulous prizes in the silent auction such as concert tickets to U2, Queen and a holiday to Noosa. 

Manningham Mayor, Cr Paula Piccinini said the evening will also celebrate Doncare’s 50th year of dedicated service in the Manningham community, which is an incredible achievement. 

“Doncare is an organisation that holds a special place in the heart of our community.”

“The Ball is open to everyone and tickets are still available for a fun night out.” 

Resilient Kids – Positive Futures will provide targeted responses to children struggling with anxiety and depression; trauma caused by bullying; social issues; family breakdowns or family violence; social exclusion due to disadvantaged; self-esteem and self-confidence issues, as well as academic pressures.

For 50 years, Doncare has provided support to enhance the quality of life of people living in Manningham through counselling, emergency relief, family services, social support services, op shops and more. 

Doncare CEO, Doreen Stoves AM PSM JP said Resilient Kids – Positive Futures offered a multi-disciplinary team approach to the provision of emotional psychological support. 

Tickets cost $150 and includes a three course meal, entertainment and prizes as well as a direct donation to Doncare’s Resilient Kids – Positive Futures program. 

For more information and to purchase tickets for the event, please visit manningham.vic.gov.au/mayoral-ball

Photograph and interview opportunities are available.