PRESS RELEASE: Brisbane turns purple for ChaplainWatch ball

PRESS RELEASE: Brisbane turns purple for ChaplainWatch ball

Brisbane turns purple for ChaplainWatch Ball, News Release

Following the inaugural black-tie ball in 2019, the highly anticipated annual ChaplainWatch Purple and White Ball Fundraising event is being held on Friday 28 February 2020, from 6.30pm at Cloudland, 641 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley.

To mark this occasion, the Story Bridge will be lit up on the evening of Friday 28 February 2020 in the ChaplainWatch corporate colours, purple and white.

All are invited to a great night of fun and entertainment. Ticket price is $175 per person and can be purchased online at www.chaplainwatch.org.au.

Canapes will be served on arrival, followed by a 2-course meal with drinks package included.

Guests will have the opportunity to win some incredible prizes, while supporting and gaining first-hand information about the critical work of ChaplainWatch in the late-night entertainment precincts of Brisbane and beyond. All are welcome. Come and find out first-hand the impact that this service is having on our local community.

The Ball will run from 6.30pm – 10.00pm. This is a great opportunity to network with businesses, members of our local community and other community-minded supporters who get behind our vital not-for-profit services within the inner city of Brisbane.

Funds raised will go towards the work of ChaplainWatch, including continuation of the NightWatch and NightSafe service aimed at keeping the people of Brisbane safe within the entertainment precincts.

About ChaplainWatch:

ChaplainWatch began in Brisbane in 2001, with an aim to fulfil a vital community service by being there to care for people visiting Brisbane’s entertainment precincts overnight.

ChaplainWatch is a unique not-for-profit charity who believe that people matter. Our focus is this: Watching out for you when good times go bad.

ChaplainWatch is designed to intentionally intervene where people are in crisis, at risk, and in need.

Our NightWatch program operates mobile and foot patrols overnight in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane CBD and Caxton Street. Additional to this, they run a dedicated rest and recovery space in Fortitude Valley providing a safe space for people suffering from alcohol and drug intoxication, mental health concerns, providing first aid or a place to regroup and offering a unique and caring diversion from Ambulance, Emergency departments, and police.

ChaplainWatch’s NightWatch Chaplains are a non-authoritarian presence on the streets. They are peacekeepers and peace-makers, first-aiders and clear-headed problem solvers. Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night approximately 30,000 people – the equivalent to the population of Maryborough – head out to the Entertainment Precincts. The NightWatch Chaplains make sure they get home safe.

ChaplainWatch Purple and White Ball 2020

Friday 28 February 2020, 6.30pm

Cloudland, 641 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

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For further information, contact:

Jesse Webb

CEO, ChaplainWatch

0422 145 544

jesse@chaplainwatch.org.au

www.chaplainwatch.org.au

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