A matters hat tea party posterOver $100,000 was raised for the LGBTI community at the 17th Aurora Ball

The generous guests in attendance were able to give by participating in raffles, auctions, and direct donations.

Aurora Chairperson Alison King said in a statement, “We’re so grateful for the generosity of our guests in their giving at this year’s Ball.” She also highlighted that the amount raised will allow The Aurora Group to be “really ambitious with our grants program for the next twelve months.”

Keynote speaker Tiernan Bracy received a standing ovation after making a speech calling on this generation to be “the golden generation” moving from decriminalisation to full marriage equality.