2015 – Ravenshoe Explosion
As a result of the tragedy of the Ravenshoe Explosion the first Emergency Services Gala Ball was held to raise some much-needed funding for the people affected by this event. The funds were used to assist the families to support the victims injured in the explosion. The FNQ Emergency Services Charity Ball was aimed at solely raising the much-needed funds for the burns victims and their families. The event has strongly aligned itself with the Reach Out for Ravenshoe campaign to ensure consistency with media promotion and to allow for all money raised from the event to be donated directly to the giveit.org fund setup immediately after the explosion took place. The event was supported by the Lions Club of Australia and all administration of the event is being done on a volunteer basis with many companies handing over cash donations or in-kind support to assist in raising as much money as possible from this signature event.