A GROUP of Bendigo couples are having a ball, all in the name of charity.
The couples are learning to dance for the Glass Slipper Ball, a fund-raiser of the Community Foundation for Bendigo and Central Victoria and joint initiative with City of Greater Bendigo mayor Lisa Ruffell.
The ball aims to raise $100,000 to help fund projects which provide services and support to children and young people at risk or affected by mental health issues or homelessness or with limited access to education.
Bankmecu is the first gold sponsor, pledging $10,000 to the Glass Slipper fund.
National community banking manager Steven Lynch said bankmecu proudly supported the foundation for several years.
“As Australia’s first customer-owned bank, it is important we support those communities from which we derive support,’’ he said.
“Supporting the foundation and the Glass Slipper Ball provides an opportunity for us to contribute to the building of a more resilient Bendigo.”