Australian High Commission
Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Mali, Senegal, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea



                                                                                                          MELBOURNE CUP CHARITY BALL 2017

                                                                                                                           TICKETS SOLD OUT

Looking forward to seeing ticket holders at 6pm today, Tuesday 7th November, for the Melbourne Cup Charity Ball at the Residence of the Australian High Commission, 2 Second Rangoon Place, Cantonments.  

There are hundreds of excellent items for auction, and to be won through raffles, lucky dips, and our famous snail and horse races. So ticket-holders should come cashed up and ready to buy that winning ticket!!    

Prizes include two return Emirates tickets to Australia, travel to and luxurious accommodation at Lou Moon, Zaina Lodge and Planter’s Lodge as well as accommodation at Peduase Lodge, Royal Senchi, Kempinski Hotel, African Regent Hotel, Mӧvenpick and La Villa.  There are also scores of top-notch dinner, spa and other vouchers.

And don’t forget to dress up!  There will be a Brown Sugar gift voucher for Best Outfit; a Niobe Spa gift voucher for Best Hat; and a weekend for two at La Villa Hotel for the Best Dressed Couple.

The Melbourne Cup Charity Ball is possible this year thanks to our many very generous sponsors.  We particularly thank our platinum sponsors - Mӧvenpick, Geodrill, Emirates, Labadi Beach Hotel; and our gold sponsors - Newmont, Accra Brewery Limited, African Underground Mining Services, Puma Energy, Kempinski Hotel, Koala, Don Emilio and African Regent Hotel.

All proceeds raised during the evening will go to DUNK Grassroots, a youth-led and community-based NGO, committed to providing a safe place for at-risk children and young women in Nima and Jamestown to play, learn, and grow  through sports, after-school support, life-skills, and vocational training.  The Melbourne Cup monies will help DUNK construct a multi-functional playground area and a toilet and shower block for the vulnerable people they work with and for their local community.