Photos from the 2017 Make-A-Wish ball

ALL IN BLUE: Make-A-Wish volunteers Suzanne Atkins, Louise Scott and Taihlaura Francis-Denman celebrate another successful winter ball. Picture: Hamish Geale
ALL IN BLUE: Make-A-Wish volunteers Suzanne Atkins, Louise Scott and Taihlaura Francis-Denman celebrate another successful winter ball. Picture: Hamish Geale

Wintry decorations adorning Hotel Grand Chancellor were offset by a warm reception from Launcestonians on Saturday night as the Make-A-Wish Winter Ball returned from a year’s hiatus.

The fundraiser, which aims to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses, featured prominent Australian media personality Gretel Killeen and performances from a handful of musical groups.

Make-A-Wish volunteer Louise Scott said she was thrilled to have attracted 200 people to the event 

“The room looks great, we’ve done the winter wonderland theme and we’ve got lots of blue and white lights and it looks really lovely,” Ms Scott said.

“We’ve been doing the Make-A-Wish Winter Ball now for 18 years so last year having a break refreshed all our volunteers which we thought was a really good idea.

“If you look at the number of people in this room it’s just amazing.”

Ms Scott thanked Tasmanian businesses for generously donating auction and raffle items.