Police Ball fundraiser postponed

CLASHES with other events and low ticket sales have led to the upcoming Police Ball to be held in Grafton being postponed until further notice.

The Ball - scheduled to be held at the Grafton Racecourse next Saturday - was aimed to celebrate 150 years of the NSW police force with a black tie dinner, live music from the Four Flames and a display of police mem- orabilia.

The event was also planned as a fundraiser for Youthworx - a local group dedicated to improving the social environment for Grafton youth through events and workshops.

Inspector Murray Gillett from Grafton Police said the event had been postponed for several reasons including a clash with another police ball to be held at Casino on the same night.

Insp Gillett also said slow ticket sales and clashes with other events to be held in the Valley the same weekend were also contributing factors to the decision.

Although a new date for the ball has not been decided, Insp Gillett said the aim was to get it up and running by the end of the year to fit in with the 150 years of police celebrations.

People who have already purchased tickets to the ball can obtain a refund at Buckley's Music Grafton.



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