Aussie of the Year supports local charity

Aussie of the Year supports local charity

The 2006 Australian of the Year, Professor Ian Frazer, who developed a vaccine to eradicate cervical cancer, will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Life Savers for Cancer Research Charity Ball at the Ballina Beach Resort on Saturday, October 21.

The ball, which will have a Caribbean Carnivale theme and be held in a marquee on the lawns of the resort, will raise money for the Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore Surf Life Saving Club as well as the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

The club needs funds for new facilities following the recent demolition of the clubhouse at Lighthouse Beach, while the cancer foundation will put their funds towards cancer treatment research.

Tickets are $95 each with a limited number of $150 VIP tickets which entitle the holder to attend a cocktail party and meet Professor Frazer face-to-face. To book phone Sharon on 0428 862 011 or for donations phone Jackie on 6687 7620.

Businesses urged to save energy

Businesses wanting to make energy savings are being encouraged to apply for government grants to help them install renewable energy systems.

Applications for the Department of Energy, Utilities and Sustainabilitys Energy Savings Fund close at the end of the month.

Marco Bobbert, from Nimbins Rainbow Power Company, which supplies and installs renewable energy systems, said people wanting to know more about the grants, rebates or get help with their applications can phone him on 6689 1430.

Celebrate Ballinas 150th birthday

The Ballina Chamber of Commerce and Industry will celebrate Ballinas 150th anniversary with a gala dinner at the Ballina RSL Club on Monday, November 7, from 6pm.

The event, which involves a three-course gourmet dinner and entertainment, will focus on the towns rich heritage using music, film and stories.

It will also have a beach-party theme based on the 1964 Miss Summergirl Competition held at Lighthouse Beach.

Tickets at $75 and can be booked through the Ballina RSL Club on 6686 2544.

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