FOR the past 25 years, truck drivers from across the region have come together for a night of fun, and fundraising, supporting the annual Truckies' Ball and in doing so have raised over $400,000 for charities across the Central West.
Typically each night raises about $15,000, but in its 25th year, organisers are aiming to raise $25,000 for charity.
Peter Hagney, who is on the organising committee, said the ball has a proud tradition of raising money for good causes. This year Riding for the Disabled is the benefactor.
Carolyn Blake, who helps organise the ball, said they are expecting this year's event to be one of the biggest ever held.
"We normally get about 150 people, but being the 25th year, I think it's going to be bigger," she said.
She said the community always get behind the event.
"We would like to thank the many Bathurst businesses that have donated in the past and would like to ask for their valued support this year. We would appreciate all donations that come our way." As normal the ball is run as a charity ball with awards to drivers followed by a charity auction.
The ball is being held at the Bathurst RSL club on September 28, doors will open at 6pm for a 6:30pm start. Tickets will be available in September at the RSL Club at a cost of $80.00.