On Saturday 18th November, 2017, the first Central Coast Youth Charity Gala Ball was held at Gosford RSL.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Umina Beach, the event was held to raise much needed funds to support youth development and empowerment at YC Group.

The night was a great success. Due to the generous support of guests, sponsors and businesses, over $30,000 was raised. This incredible amount will help YC Group to continue helping individuals, families and communities to successfully transition through education and training, gain meaningful employment and access social support.

The theme for the Central Coast Youth Charity Gala Ball was “Enchanted Forest”, featuring greenery and fairy lights, flowers, angel wings, and hues of green and purple.

Speaking on the success of the Ball and the concept behind it, our CEO Claudia Devlin said when she created the concept for the ball, it was founded to not only be a night to party and raise money, but to showcase a journey through the life of YC Group.

Upon entering the Ball, guests were greeted by the beautiful angel wings, created by Rick Corderoy. After posing for a picture or five, guests found there tables featuring decadent floral displays and got set for a great night.

First up for performances for the night was Ben Peterson singing and playing guitar, followed by a dance performance by Summer Harper. We were also treated to a performance by Jaymie Haskell and Caitlin Hosking from Arthur Murray Castle Hill Dance School. Taylah Harrington, a work placement student at YC Media, also performed a song. The performances for the night were concluded by a drumming performance from The Rhythm Hut. All performers were outstanding and possess incredible talent.

A huge thank you to our sponsors; Jayden Delbridge, New Leaf Dental JC Entertainment, CTQ, Coast Academy Music Peninsula Village, Tonkin Drysdale, Stevens Group, Bee Free and Nutmeg Cakes & Cookies, who helped to make the event a success.

To see more photos and read more success stories from the night, visit our Facebook page.