Tuesday, November 07, 2006


The inaugural MAD (Media and Advertising Industry) Charity Ball (promoted on this blog a while back), held on Friday 3 November saw over 500 industry players come together to party on and raise money in support of other young Australians.
As distinct from award nights, the inaugural MAD Ball was a formal charity evening promising a great networking opportunity for the young Media and Advertising Industry members.
A black tie event, MAD Ballers were treated to a spectacular night of music, entertainment, dancing, sumptuous food and wine and were given the chance to win or bid for a lavish line up of top notch prizes.
A staggering $50, 000 was raised throughout the evening. All money raised at the inaugural MAD Ball will be donated to the INSPIRE Foundation – working to support Australia’s young people. Three national Inspire programs: Reach Out!, Beanbag and ActNow, have been targeted for assistance.
“All the hard work that has gone into creating the MAD Ball has been greatly appreciated by all of us at the Inspire Foundation and through your generosity, we will be able to help many thousands of young Aussies.” Said Jack Heath, Founder & Executive Director, Inspire Foundation.
“Our first MAD Ball was a truly memorable night and can well be considered a huge success. We are delighted with the way the evening went off and how incredibly generous everyone was in raising funds for the very worthy Inspire Foundation.” Said Shaun Morgan, Chair, MAB Ball Committee.
The MAD Ball committee, comprising nine members from a broad cross section of the Media and Advertising sectors, came together to create the inaugural MAD Ball in response to the need to ‘give something back’ to an industry from which they have all benefited.
“The MAD Ball offers people an excuse to dress up and head out with friends and colleagues for a fun, exciting night whilst also being able to give something back to the greater community.” Said Scott Player, MAD Ball Committee member.
Following on from the success of the first MAD Ball, there is little doubt that a second MAD Ball will be planned for 2007.
For more information on the INSPIRE Foundation: www.inspire.org.au


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A shame, as editorials/photo selections for our Award nights and Melbourne Cup Luncheons receive comments, that I am the first to post a comment re the remarkable contribution of this group.
I can add immediately that I am not at all involved (although should probably be), so my comment comes from an Industry Veteran (does 25 years count?) not a bias enthusiast. I am very proud when those in our Industry use their contacts. knowledge and enthusiasm to help others such as this.
I. for one, say 'well done and more' to the team !

11:43 PM  

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