WE ALL love a good mystery, so why not disguise yourself and go out with a bunch of people you won't recognise, all for a great cause.

The annual Lower Clarence Relay for Life Masked Ball is coming in May.

Organisers want as many people as possible hiding behind masks for this major fundraiser and launch of the 2017 Cancer Council NSW Lower Clarence Relay for Life event, which will be held at Yamba Public School in March next year (it's Grafton's turn this year).

There will be a charity auction with items donated by local businesses, as well as the traditional lucky door prizes and raffles.

It's all coffers for the Cancer Council kitty, so generous bidding will be encouraged on the evening.

Debbie Newton, Lorraine Breust, Gayle Doe and Vic Doe get ready for the upcoming Lower Clarence Relay For Life Masquerade Ball to be held at the Yamba Golf Club in May.
Debbie Newton, Lorraine Breust, Gayle Doe and Vic Doe get ready for the upcoming Lower Clarence Relay For Life Masquerade Ball to be held at the Yamba Golf Club in May. Adam Hourigan

LCRL chairwoman Lorraine Breust said the group aimed to sell about 150 tickets to the ball, which alternates annually with the Lower Clarence's Relay For Life event.

"We had balls in 2013 and 2014 which were very successful. They each raised about $10,000 but it got too huge for the committee and the community to have a every year, so now we alternate the Lower Clarence relay and the ball year about," she said.

Ms Breust said the masked ball was the major fundraiser for the LCRFL, the vital funds raised going towards Cancer Council NSW research, services and programs in the Clarence Valley community based on the needs of the local area.

"Funds have gone towards local projects like the wig library in Grafton and Our House in Lismore, as well as Clarence Valley transport services for patients from the Lower Clarence and survivors' education programs," she said.

In order to best prepare for this gala event, tickets to the LCRFL Masked Ball tickets need to be by bought by April 27, so there is a little bit of time to round up a crowd and sort out a glittering gown or tuxedo.

Don't forget the co-ordinating mask.

Tickets can be bought from reception at the Yamba Golf and Country Club, weekdays from 10am-4.30pm. Phone 6646 2104.



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