Celebrities due in Yanchep

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Planning is already underway for the 2016 Yanchep Ball. Picture: Anita McInnes

 

MARK Saturday, October 8 in your diary if you want to rub shoulders with some Hollywood celebrities who are expected to visit Yanchep in 2016.

There is already talk that Bruce Willis and Catwoman and Xena Warrior Princess will be among the celebrities to attend the annual Yanchep Ball in the Cabaret Cave so you will need to put some thought into what costume you will wear.

This year 90 residents dressed up in their best 1920s finery to raise money for Telethon for the third year in a row.

Yanchep resident Dene Ashfield was the emcee again encouraging people to dig deep for a worthy cause.

DJ Sean Bradley from Jellybeans got a lot of people up dancing and then picked Veronica Pulker as the single best Charleston dancer.

After giving a Charleston demonstration and a quick dancing lesson Polly Hammond named Marie Isbells and her partner Ann Redelinghuys as the winners of the couples’competition.

Organiser Heather Jarvis of St Andrews said $5500 was raised for Telethon.

Ms Jarvis said when she started organising the ball and fundraising Telethon seemed like a good charity to raise money for because it distributed funds to many charities. 

“But I have said if there happened to be a disaster in the Yanchep Two Rocks area such as a bushfire or an earthquake then I would be happy to direct the funds to that,’’ she said.

She said she had wanted to hold a ball in the cave for many years but the cost was a contributing factor do not doing it.

“When I came to work at Yanchep National Park however, management were happy to assist because I was doing it for a charity. 

“Cabaret Cave is an ideal venue to hold the fundraiser as it is different to any other venue in Western Australia and as the cave can only hold so many people it makes it a very exclusive event.’’