JBOYS Gala Ball, recently held on Saturday 13 October, proved to be another successful evening of fine dining and entertainment which will allow the charity to continue their work in 2019.
One of the highlights for this year was the gastronomical delight served up by renowned chefs Matt Golinski and Glen Barrett. With much hype leading up to the evening, guests were not disappointed by the culinary affair, with rave reviews heard well into the night from every corner of the room.
Further into the evening Rotary Club of Biloela and Callide Valley Car Club presented a $5,000 donation to JBOYS following the success of their recent Autofeste 2018. This was another collaborative effort from both Clubs and will make an incredible impact on the work of the charity. JBOYS President Barbra Bryant-Dunshea thanked Rotary and Callide Valley Car Club for their generosity. “This donation will go a long way in helping JBOYS send next years Year 12 cohort to attend driver education training”. Barbra added, “more importantly, what this donation represents, is the crucial community belief and support in what JBOYS is doing, and the benefit this education will have on the young people in our community”.
With the annual ball now complete, the JBOYS Board has it sights set on the future of JBOYS in 2019. This will focus on a significant announcement made on the evening by Barbara, where she sent out a call to the Biloela community to step into the JBOYS team, to ensure the JBOYS legacy continues to grow.
JBOYS Secretary, Alex Gillespie is confident in the positive impact the community involvement will create “JBOYS is a small community charity, and our success has largely been a result of the relentless hard work and commitment by Barbara and Tony. However in order for JBOYS to continue our valuable work, it is critical to have the involvement of the community, to grow and encourage our mission at a grassroots level. For this reason we look forward to exploring new relationships with community organisations and individuals, in addition to the amazing support we have already received.”