CHARITY BALL | Earlybird tickets to Tokyo-inspired ball now on sale

Earlybird tickets to Liverpool Council's annual Charity Ball are now on sale, just in time for Mother's Day.

Mayor WendyWaller said she was looking forward to the sixth annual ball, which returns to the WilliamInglisHotel on Saturday, September 21.

"As one of south-west Sydney's premier black-tie events, the ball combines fine dining with live entertainment, dancing and fundraising fun," she said.

"Tickets to the ball make a wonderful gift for loved ones, so I encourage people to consider making a purchase in time for Mother's Day this weekend."

Last year guests were treated to Cuban-inspired beverages and entertainment and, as the gateway city to the new airport, guests will again be "jetting off" to an exciting new destination.

"Building on our long-time relationship with Japanese sister-city Toda, the reign of a new Japanese emperor and next year's Olympics, it's fitting this year's ball will take inspiration from the bright lights, bustle and beauty of Tokyo.

"We'll be pulling together fantastic cuisine, entertainment and décor that celebrates the incredible city and Japanese culture and I look forward to sharing further event details with the community."

Funds raised this year will go to the Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research to support their student-focused programs for young people in Liverpool interested in health and science.

Last year Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections got $46,000 from the ball's proceeds, enabling them to buy a vehicle to support their work for disadvantaged people, mostly women.

  • Earlybird tickets ($160, usually $185) must be bought online by June 7.
  • Sponsorship: Clara McGuirk, or 8711 7624 (by August 30).