HOPE4HEALTH’s annual Op Shop Ball kicked off 2016 in truly unique style. This year’s event was held at Helm Bar, Surfer’s Paradise, and attracted over 230 students from across many different health disciplines, all dressed to the nines in the best fashion Gold Coast’s Op Shops had to offer. As always, attendees went all out sporting outfits ranging from tennis gear and ballerina costumes, to dressing gowns and Hawaiian shirts, or gracing us with the presence of everyone’s favourite cross-dressing alter egos. Special mention must go to Meg Roser, Justin Weller, Tait Hearps & Jeremy Lynch, who were winners of Best and Worst Dressed Attendees. A fantastic night was had by all, both on the dance floor and off, and special thanks must go to Helm Bar and their Band for assisting us with a fantastic event.
Overall, this year’s Op Shop Ball enabled us to welcome over 60 new members to the HOPE4HEALTH community and raised over $1300 for Radio Lollipop at the Gold Coast University Hospital - a charity which provides comfort, assistance and entertainment for children in hospital and their families. This is a great achievement which surpassed even our grandest expectations of the event and we look forward to seeing it grow even more next year!
Tyson Pardon & Tien Chen
Local Portfolio Coordinators