Tickets sold out for Black Tie and Boots Ball, competition winners

SOLD OUT: Jess Bennett promotes Black tie and Boots Ball in support of Farm Aid. Photo: PHIL BLATCH
SOLD OUT: Jess Bennett promotes Black tie and Boots Ball in support of Farm Aid. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

It’s set to be an elegant evening of fundraising on Saturday, when Bathurst Goldfields hosts the Black Tie and Boots Ball.

The event is officially a sell out, with over 600 tickets sold to the Rural Aid fundraising night.

Money raised from tickets sold and from events on the night will go towards fundraising a specialised counsellor on the ground to help tackle the mental health problems associated with the drought. 

Rural Aid founder Charles Alder said its fantastic news that the event has sold out.

“The money raised on the night will be really important, as it will go towards funding a new mental health worker,” he said.

“Many people realise that farmers are struggling to put food on the table but sometimes forge tthat they are also struggling mentally.”

Australian Idol winner and Eurovision contestant Guy Sebastian s set to be the high profile guest on the night, as he is to perform after being approached by the MC of the night ,Grant Denyer. 

List of winners for the Black Tie and Boots Ball competition: 

  • David and Leah McKay (Evans Plains)
  • Graham and Elizabeth Mulligan (Alectown)
  • Mat and Krissy Smith (Dubbo)
  • Lisa Howarth and plus one (from Freemantle)
  • Andrew Smith and Christine Collison (Mount Rankin)
  • Gran Toole and plus one (Peel)
  • Mandy and Simon McCutcheon (Trangie)
  • Justin and Kate O’Brian (Tottenham)
  • Belinda and Matt Haines (Yeoval)
  • Rob and Trisha Scott (Triangle Flat)