RFDS Charleville Ball 2018.
RFDS Charleville Ball 2018. Molly Hancock

Charleville dances night away for RFDS

WHAT once was a hangar for the Royal Flying Doctor Service plane was transformed into a magical ball room for the annual RFDS ball.

More than 350 people from all over the southwest descended on Charleville to help raise money for the emergency service and dance the night away.

Part of the evening was an auction where numerous items helped raise roughly $35,000 for the RFDS, $15,000 more than any other year.

Ball organiser and RFDS flight nurse Courtney Bylett said the ball was another grand success.

"It was fabulous and every time I think we have a great ball, we have a better one each year,” Ms Bylett said.

"Everyone looked smashing, the band was pumping and when I looked around at 1am it looked like everyone was having so much fun I couldn't let the night end,” she said.

This year the State of Origin jersey, donated by Suncorp, received the highest bid of the auction.

The signed jersey was sold for an impressive $3300 to Brad Steer.

Local band Double Flannel rocked the crowd well into the early hours of Sunday morning, a highlight of the night, Ms Bylett said.

"It was nice to have the local boys come together for a night for us and you definitely can't beat a local band,” she said.

While the RFDS ball will be taking a break next year, do not fear because the 000 Ball will be sliding into everyone's calendar.

"The emergency services will be joining together next year to host a 000 Ball in May,” Ms Bylett said..

"So if you missed out on the RFDS Ball this year, get ready to party all over again.”

Check out the photo gallery from the evening below.


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