FAR North heroes will enjoy a well-earned night to remember at the weekend, but their focus will still be on people who need help.
The seventh FNQ Emergency Services Charity Ball will be held Saturday with more than 890 guests including workers from Queensland Police Service, Queensland Ambulance Service, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service.
The event sold out in under three weeks and emergency services association president John-Byron Bacalakis said he was excited to put firefighting to the side for a night of fine dining and live music at Cairns Convention Centre.
“The night allows the whole community a chance to mix with the local emergency services and to thank the local front line workers for all they do in the community, and it allows the emergency services workers to let their hair down for the night,” he said.
“There’s camaraderie between each agency, we’re on the roadside together so this is an opportunity to join each other away from that.”
Mr Bacalakis said they’re hoping to raise as much as they can for Cairns homelessnes charity Rosies, Friends on the Street. Last year’s event raised $64,000.
“Rosies does so much for the community; it helps people on the street or those struggling to make ends meet,” he said.