Bodyrox gym to host fundraising ball

Waratah education training and community development officer Diane Tate with Bodyrox members Natalie Burt, Tanita Moorhouse and owner Jess Males.
Waratah education training and community development officer Diane Tate with Bodyrox members Natalie Burt, Tanita Moorhouse and owner Jess Males.

A gym focused on supporting women is getting ready to host a ball to raise money for local support service Waratah.

The Bodyrox and Waratah old Hollywood glamour Ball will be held at the Lighthouse Hotel on June 22.

Bodyrox owner Jess Miles said it would be the fourth ball they had hosted after first creating the event to raise funds to afford a home for the gym.

"We found that the last two years we lost meaning behind it, with the first one we were striving for something we all wanted and we came together as a community," she said.

"So we wanted to find meaning behind the ball again to make it a beautiful event.

"We're all about women and supporting women and we found that with Waratah and they've never had anyone do anything like this for them so it's very special for both sides."

All the funds from the night will go straight to Waratah with more than 35 businesses including the Bunbury Farmers Market, Kyah Joy Makeup artistry and Radiant Hair Designs donating prizes and items for an auction.

Waratah provides free, specialised intervention services for people who have experienced sexual assault and sexual abuse and/or family domestic violence or for those who need to know how to deal with issues and impacts of the trauma in their lives.

Waratah education training and community development officer Diane Tate said they were blown away to be involved and were looking forward to the night.

"This is what we need is that network and getting out there and letting people know that there is an organisation that can help people that have been impacted by abuse," she said.

Ms Miles said she had been overwhelmed with the level of support they had received for this years event from both the community and local businesses with the first 100 tickets selling out.

Tickets for the ball are limited, to purchase tickets contact 0409 024 204.

For more information about support services available visit waratah.asn.au.

If you, or someone you know needs help contact 1800 737 732.