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Media Release – White Tie Ball to be held late 2020

POSTED BY:HousingPlus March 16, 2020 CATEGORIES:Domestic Violence , Media

White Tie Ball to be held late 2020

Housing Plus has been monitoring the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus and its potential impact on the White Tie Ball, which was to be held on Saturday 16th May

Whilst the Ball is an important event on our fundraising calendar, the safety, health and well-being of our community, is our primary consideration.

As a result, Housing Plus has made the decision to postpone the White Tie Ball.


We wanted to thank local businesses and individuals in our community for their continued support of Housing Plus and The Orchard – our ability to run successful fundraising events is reliant on the generosity of our sponsors and our community.  We apologise for any inconvenience that this decision may cause.


Housing Plus is engaging with our venue on options for later this year when we remain optimistic that the current challenges will have subsided.  I am hopeful that we will be able to count on the Communities support of our event at a later time.


While the fundraising from this years’ Ball was earmarked for the fit out of the communal areas, not having the Ball in May will not affect the opening of The Orchard which is scheduled for later this year.

Renascent are on track to hand over the keys to The Orchard in July. We will then take 1-2 months to complete the fit out and we should be fully operational by October this year. In the mean-time fundraising continues for the fit out. We will be purchasing everything that we need to make welcoming homes for the women and children that come to stay with us.




For further information, or to organise an interview telephone Communications Coordinator, Rochelle Monaghan, on 1800 603 300 or email


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