A tired Fiona Culley took time on Sunday morning to be thankful for the success of Saturday night’s Bald and Beautiful Ball.
Her son Hugh, who is suffering from a heart condition, was taken to hospital on Sunday with an ear infection.
The incident was a reminder of why she organised this fundraiser.
An estimated $14,000 was raised from ticket sales and auction items, edging the committee closer to their $50,000 goal.
“People were incredibly generous,” Mrs Culley said.
“I’m still in shock, I’m blown away.”
Saturday night’s ball had a great party atmosphere thanks to students from Mater Dei Catholic College students who donated time as DJs.
Staff at Charles Sturt University cooked and presented the meals.