RONALD McDonald House Orange will benefit from $10,000 sponsorship from Fairfax Media and the Central Western Daily for The Great Gatsby fundraising ball on September 6.
Central Western Daily managing editor Tony Rhead said in making the donation the Fairfax organisation and the CWD recognised the importance of the house to central west families.
“We are very pleased that with this donation and the additional in-kind support of up to $5000 this year, we have become a Diamond sponsor, as we see this as valuable community project in which to become involved,” he said.
Ronald McDonald House Orange events committee chair Kylie Lewis was thrilled with the donation.
“This donation will help make our ball a success and will be directed into different aspects of the night,” she said.
Ms Lewis said $41,000 was raised last year, however, it was hoped a record amount would be raised at this year’s ball, just eight weeks before the doors of the long-awaited facility are opened.
Ronald McDonald House Orange is being built on the Bloomfield site and is unique in Australia, as it willprovide accommodation for young people with a mental illness and their families.
The house will incorporate an expansive kitchen and open living area, as well as private units.
Large interior and exterior playgrounds are also part of the design
Ms Lewis said the community had really embraced the fundraising ball this year.
“It has sold quicker than any other year and we only have about 40 tickets left,” she said.
Tickets are available from WIN television in Orange.