NEW Hope India Charity Ball organisers want to top last year's fund-raising effort and collect more than $30,000 for relief organisation Friends of New Hope India Relief Australia later this month.
Presented by Freelife Church, ball co-ordinator Pete Towns said about 130 people were expected to turn out at Inveresk's The Tramsheds dressed in traditional Indian or semi-formal attire.
``We raised $30,000 last year so I can't see how that will be a problem . . . I have double the donations in already,'' Mr Towns said.
``There will be a dessert auction, silent auction and live auction along with music.''
Funds raised will be used by the charity for a windmill, leprosy patients, food packages, vocational training, scholarships, wheelchairs, cataract eye surgeries and old-age cottages in the Indian subcontinent.
Entry costs $75 a person, which includes a two-course Indian meal.
To donate auction items or buy a ticket, visit the Freelife Church office at 4 Invermay Road, Inveresk.
WHAT: New Hope India Charity Ball.
WHEN: Saturday, March 29, from 6pm.
WHERE: The Tramsheds, Inveresk.
TICKETS: $75 per person.