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Darren Percival to lend a voice at CareFlight gala ball launch

Former The Voice contestant, Darren Percival, will deliver a surprise performance at a special event on Thursday September 4 to officially launch RACQ CareFlight Rescue’s highly anticipated Sunshine Coast Gala Ball.

The much loved soul singer and 2012 The Voice runner-up will perform soulful renditions of two iconic Broadway musical hits including Broadway and New York, New York.

RACQ CareFlight Rescue’s North Coast Relationship Manager Angela Miles said the Gala Ball launch event is an opportunity to update local sponsors and supporters on the progress of the Gala Ball.

“The launch event is a great way to celebrate the incredible commitment of our wonderful sponsors by giving them a taste of what to expect on the night,” Ms Miles said.

“It also builds excitement in the lead up to CareFlight’s biggest annual fundraiser on the Sunshine Coast.”

The major raffle prize for this year’s Gala Ball will also be announced at the launch.

“Novotel Twin Waters Resort has kindly donated a five-night trip to New York City,” Ms Miles said.

CareFlight’s Maroochydore hangar will be transformed into a spectacular Broadway-themed setting for the launch.

More than 60 guests, including CareFlight Deputy Chairman Don Moffatt, will enjoy a selection of delicious nibbles and quality wines provided by Balgownie Estate Wines.

They will also hear from guest speaker, Hervey Bay Boat Club’s Chief Executive Officer Ed Gibson, who will talk about how vital the CareFlight service is to the local community.

Tomorrow evening’s launch will provide some great social photo/vision opportunities and all media are invited to attend.

The seventh annual Sunshine Coast Gala Ball will be held on Friday 31 October at Novotel Twin Waters Resort and is expected to attract 550 guests.

Tickets are on sale for $199 per person or for $1,990 for a table of 10.