GOOD CAUSE: Elaine Elliott, Kevin Elliott, Amelia Peele and Neville Olive dressed to impress at the Black Dog Ball.
GOOD CAUSE: Elaine Elliott, Kevin Elliott, Amelia Peele and Neville Olive dressed to impress at the Black Dog Ball. Allan Reinikka Rokablackdogball

Ball for mental health

MORE than 450 people dressed to the nines attended the Black Dog Ball in the hopes to raise enough money for a new mental health support program for Central Queensland.

While funds raised from the recent event are still being tallied, the ball's committee are confident they can hand over a significant figure to MATES in Construction to begin a program in Central Queensland.

The charity's new program, Life Skills Toolbox, will aim to increase basic life skills and thereby improve resilience in construction industry apprentices to lower the high industry suicide rate.

One of the large businesses backing the ball was John Croaker and the team from the Australian Brahman Breeders Association.

The business pledged their support of the 2015 Black Dog Ball to the tune of $5000, with funds raised from their annual Semen Sale being donated to a number of local charities.

Debbie Hughes from the BDB committee was overwhelmed by the support and hopes to continue to bring awareness to mental health and wellbeing.



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