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Merredin Blue Light™ Community Ball raises over $20k

Published: February 23, 2022 2:13pm

Merredin Blue Light™ Unit’s first ever community charity ball was a huge success, raising over $10k for Blue Light™ activities in Merredin and other $10k to be distributed to other charities close to the heart of the local community.

Merredin Blue Light™ is one of 47 Blue Light™ Units operating across Western Australia to provide activities for young people to have fun in a safe, supervised environment. For many children, these activities are their only access to recreational equipment and social events.

The ball provided the Merredin community with an opportunity to come together to enjoy a night of elegance filled with canapes, live entertainment, dancing, and exciting auctions - all while raising money to support the amazing work that Blue Light™ does for their local young people.

To show their support, Assistant Commissioner of the WA Police Force and PCYC Board Member, Darryl Gaunt and Blue Light™ Coordinator, Jema Ritchie travelled from Perth to attend the event.

The evening began with Assistant Commissioner Darryl Gaunt welcoming attendees, taking the opportunity to present the Merredin Police Station with a Certificate of Excellence on behalf of PCYC for being a finalist in the Police Excellence Awards.

The atmosphere was infectious as guests danced and ate the night away while others waited in anticipation to secure their desired auction items.

Merredin Blue Light™ Facilitator, Sergeant Andrew Galbraith said, “We are so grateful for the generous contribution of our sponsors and support from everyone who helped make this ball possible.”

“The event wouldn’t have been the success it was without the genuine passion our community shares for empowering young people.”