Ball for good causes

DUST off your tuxedos and make sure your best formal dress is dry-cleaned.

The Yamba Golf and Country Club is hosting an emergency service ball on May 28 to raise money for two causes close to the hearts of Lower Clarence residents – Yamba Surf Club and Senior Constable Steven Pope.

The garages of the North Coast’s oldest surf club were devastated by fire on February 8, destroying patrol equipment resulting in a damage bill of around $150,000.

Sen Const Pope, the 38-year-old father of two, has been battling an aggressive brain tumour and his plight is a serious, deeply personal issue that has touched the hearts of many.

In March Sen Const Pope underwent a seven-hour operation to remove the large tumour and has since had to go under the knife again for a second operation to relieve fluid pressure on his brain.

And the bills are mounting for the young Maclean family.

Organisers are hoping to hold auctions and raffles on the night to raise additional money for the surf club and Mr Pope, but they are looking for donations of prizes and memorabilia.

Guests at the ball will enjoy a two-course meal with wine, beer or soft drinks.

A six-piece jazz band will provide entertainment on the night.

Tickets for the ball are on sale now for $80 per head at the Yamba Golf Club.

For more information phone the club on 6646 2104.

Anybody who has any prizes or memorabilia to donate can call Yamba Surf Club on 6646 2463 or Maclean Police Station on 6645 2444.

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