Mumbulla Foundation gala night, annual fundraiser

GALA BALL: Dressed to impress at last year's Broadway-themed Mumbulla Foundation dinner. This year the theme is A Night on the Nile.

GALA BALL: Dressed to impress at last year's Broadway-themed Mumbulla Foundation dinner. This year the theme is A Night on the Nile.

The Mumbulla Foundation’s annual gala dinner, with its theme of A Night on the Nile, promises to be a wonderful night of fun, entertainment and music.

The fancy dress dinner and auction is the foundation’s major fundraising event for the year, raising money to give back to many community groups in grants and scholarships.

It starts at 6pm this Saturday, October 22, at Oaklands.

Bega Cheese and many other local businesses sponsor the event. To book tickets, visit the Mumbulla Foundation’s website, www.mumbullafoundation.org.au.

Guests will enjoy canapés, a wonderful three-course dinner, wine, beer and other beverages, an excellent band and other entertainment.

They can also bid for a wide range of holiday escapes and exciting local activities donated by local businesses, including whale watching tours, kayak adventures, lazy afternoons cruising the local waterways, as well as home musical concerts and private chef dinners. 

There is also a range of home improvement products up for auction which should please any home owner.

Most guests really get into the spirit of this great night donning fun outfits to try to fit the theme. This year it could be Egyptian princesses, queens or pharaohs, characters from Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile, explorers or Egyptians past and present.

Attending the gala dinner also gives you a chance to give back to our community, with last year’s event raising $20,000.

Since starting in 2000, the Mumbulla Foundation has given grants of nearly $1million to almost 100 community groups.

Each year a wide range of education, community welfare and arts groups receive grants. 

The Mumbulla Foundation is a completely voluntary organisation. It has no staff, only a small number of unpaid directors.

It relies on community support and involvement through donations, volunteering to be a director and supporting fundraising.

Anyone interested in being a director, especially from the Merimbula-Eden area, can contact Gary Potts on 0418 720 908.

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