Student Heart Project prepares for 2017 Red and Blue Ball

Supporters should pencil September 8 into their diaries for this year’s Red and Blue Ball. Photo: Meraki Photography
Supporters should pencil September 8 into their diaries for this year’s Red and Blue Ball. Photo: Meraki Photography

ORGANISERS are gearing up for the annual Red and Blue Ball to raise money for life saving defibrillators.

The ball is a Student Heart Project fundraiser.

The Student Heart Project is a group of community-minded and passionate paramedic students from Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie.  

The group works in partnership with the Rotary Club of Port Macquarie and the Defib Shop, as well as other local organisations, to help raise funds for defibrillators in the community.

These devices can be used by anyone to treat a person in sudden cardiac arrest.

The Red and Blue Ball will get underway at Port Macquarie Panthers on September 8 from 6.30pm.

The evening will include entertainment from five piece band Dirty Coverz.

The Student Heart Project social media director and executive member Brandon Robinson encouraged people to support the ball.

He said they would enjoy a night of food, drink and entertainment, and rest assured that the money raised would go towards defibrillators in the community which really made a difference.

The Student Heart Project will bring the ball to the community with the help of CSU, The Rotary Club of Port Macquarie and the Defib Shop.

Tickets cost $50 a person.

Contact the Student Heart Project through its Facebook page or call or text Brandon Robinson on 0450 701098 to buy tickets.

The Student Heart Project is also is seeking expressions of interest from community groups, sporting teams or businesses in the Hastings that may be looking to acquire a defibrillator. 

Interested parties can contact the Student Heart Project through its Facebook page.

Mr Robinson said the community support of the Student Heart Project had been amazing.

“We wouldn’t be able to do what we’ve done without the support of local businesses and people coming on the night [to the ball],” he said.

The Student Heart Project has raised $30,000 to date.

The group has helped place nine defibrillators in the community including one at Lord Howe Island.