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Media Release – White Tie Ball – Raising funds to build The Orchard

POSTED BY:HousingPlus March 13, 2020 CATEGORIES:Domestic Violence , Homelessnesss , Media

White Tie Ball – Raising funds to build The Orchard

On Saturday 16th May Housing Plus and the Australian Community Media will again be hosting the White Tie Ball. This year we are raising money to complete the fit out of the communal areas that are being built.

In 2019, Housing Plus and event partners ACM hosted the White Tie Ball and together we raised $60,000 to go towards the construction of The Orchard, a crisis centre in Orange for women and children escaping domestic violence.

The event will be held at the Orange Ex-Services Club commencing at 6pm and will include a 3-course meal, live charity auction, raffles and entertainment by Gabe Music.

Tickets for the White Tie Ball will be on sale from Wednesday 18th March and can be purchased online from the Orange Ex-Services Club

Tickets are priced at $110 you can make bookings as individuals or you can organise a table of 8.

“We are very excited to be holding the White Tie Ball for the 4th year, this is a fabulous event, arguably the most elegant ball in Orange, we encourage everyone to purchase their tickets as soon as possible, last year we were sold out within 4 weeks of going on sale.” said Julianne Potts, Chair of The Orchard Fundraising Committee.

This year’s Ball is being organised by The Orchard Fundraising Committee, volunteers from the community. Chair, Julianne Potts and committee members Sue Burke, Libby Seaman, Rochelle Monaghan, Lillian Castor, Maree Weir and Bev Williams.

Housing Plus event coordinator, Rochelle Monaghan, says, “We have been fundraising to build The Orchard for over three years, Housing Plus appreciates the generous support of individuals and businesses within the community who have kindly donated items for the fundraising activities over that time. The support for The Orchard within the Orange community is strong and we are proud to be delivering this much needed centre to Orange”

If you are unable to sponsor this event, or attend the ball, there are other ways you can show your support for The Orchard. You could hold a workplace fundraiser, a lunch, morning tea or client event, or make an online donation by following this link: just setting up the link

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the White Tie Ball or would like to make a donation, contact Rochelle on 1800 603 300 or email


Please note sponsors listed below if possible

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Official Launch of the 2020 White Tie Ball

WHAT:            The White Tie Ball is hosted by Housing and is the annual charity ball to raise funds to build The Orchard, a women and children’s domestic violence crisis centre in Orange

WHEN:            Monday 16th March 2020                  10.30am – 11.30am

WHERE:           Orange Ex-Services Club, Greenhouse Wine Bar – entry via Club reception

WHO:              Representatives from Housing Plus, the Crisis Centre Community Committee and sponsors for the 2020 White Tie Ball


For further media information contact: Rochelle Monaghan: Marketing and Events Coordinator on 1800 603 300 or 0419 960 710 or email


The Orchard Update

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. Or hopefully earlier!

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.

Full list of sponsors for the 2020 White Tie Ball


Almighty Industries

Australian Community Media

Central Western Daily

Confetti Cartel

GK Craig

Orange Ex-Services Club

Ray White

Simply Centrepieces

Tony Leahey Motor Group

Tree Wise Men Australia

Weily’s Betta Home Living

WIN Network

Yates Baker Mclean