Brisbane Youth Service will hold their annual fundraising event Gala on the Green on Saturday, 29 October.

Since its inaugural event Gala on the Green has raised over $100,000, all of which was donated to the Brisbane Youth Service who aim to create new futures for young people. This year the event organisers are hoping to raise $40,000 for the charity, which will prove instrumental in creating positive change for young people in Brisbane who have met with struggles and challenges.

Over the past five years Brisbane Youth Service has been instrumental in providing short term care for youth including crisis support and health services, as well as longer term support such as housing and parental skill development.

The funds raised at Gala on the Green will assist young people to find and maintain appropriate housing, deal with physical and mental health issues, and establish successful relationships and support networks.

The Gala on the Green committee is made up of eight professionals in Brisbane: Lucy Follent, Katie Adams, Emily Krelle, Maddie Wallas, Alastair Blenkin, Luke Trimarchi, Tom Elliott, and Oliver Civil. They are all involved with the youth themselves; each member has either met a young Australian who has been impacted by these services or heard personal stories of young people whose experiences drove them to reach out for help. “Our aim is to give back to those youth who are less fortunate than ourselves,” Ms Adams said.

The Gala on the Green team are proud that an event for charity has been able to cement its place as one of Brisbane’s premier events; last year the event sold out in two hours. This year Gala on the Green will be held on October 29 at Riverlife. The ball always offers a fantastic spread of drinks and canapés and guests enjoy live music and a fun, social atmosphere. Gala on the Green would not be possible without local sponsors—this year the event will be presented by Time Home Loans.

Save the date for October 29 to be a part of a fun and memorable night that is for good cause. This year the theme is circus, which will make for a night of laughter and great outfits. For ticketing inquiries please contact GOTGticketing@gmail.com or head to the Gala on the Green Facebook page.