HOPE4HEALTH’s annual Op Shop Ball kicked off 2015 in truly unique style. This year’s event was held at Helm Bar, Surfer’s Paradise, and attracted over 200 students 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 wet suits through to hammer pants, Hawaiian shirts and fluorescent ball gowns or gracing us with the presence of everyone’s favourite cross-dressing alter egos. Special mention must go to James Harris and Tessa Wilton, winners of Best Dressed Male and Female, and Justin Weller, winner of Worst Dressed Attendee. A fantastic night was had by all, both on the dancefloor and off, and special thanks must go to Helm Bar and the David DeVito Band for assisting us with a fantastic event.
Overall, this year’s event enabled us to welcome over 60 new members to the Hope4Health community and raised over $1100 for Radio Lollipop- an international charity which provides comfort, assistance and entertainment for children in hospital and their families, including those at the GCUH. 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!