About the Ball
The Op Shop Ball supporting Finnan's Gift is a night full of fun whilst raising heaps of money for a great cause! On the night there's:
- A LIVE AUCTION with incredible prizes including money can't buy experiences as well as memorabilia, fun products, trips away, tickets to major events plus much more!
- SILENT AUCTION - A range of great silent auction prizes to be won!
- THE HARVEY NORMAN SPINNING WHEEL - purchase a raffle ticket/s (starting from as little as $5) and if the wheel spins up your number you get to choose a prize from the stage which include amazing products from Harvey Norman!
- ENTERTAINMENT - when you're not winning auctions items and prizes, the band will have you dancing the night away!
- OP SHOP LOTTO - $2,000 cash prize to be won on the night!
- The Op Shop Ball has raised well over $300,000 and is now in its 7th year. It was started in Melbourne by John Shore who was a guest Auctioneer at a similar event in WA in 2011.”The night in Perth was one of the best charity nights I have ever attended, so I had to bring the concept back to Melbourne.”
John has performed over 200 Charity Auctions over the past 10 years for such Charities as Make A Wish, 20th Man Foundation, Kind Cuts For Kids, Helping Hand Helping Heart, Humming Birds, Retail Global etc. Assisting in raising over $8,000,000 The Op Shop Ball is a combination of the best things John sees at the other events.
The guests start having fun months before they arrive at the venue when shopping for their special outfit. The Op Shop theme allows for any attire and nothing is off limits as long as your outfit is bought from an Op Shop.
The best part about the whole night is all profits from the evening go directly to Finnan’s Gift!