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Dougall Pennefather and his wife Isabella (who is the director of Spell Designs, Byron Bay) at the Ball.

A local charity was the beneficiary of the recent Byron Bay Black & White Beach Ball, hosted by the Byron Bay Backpacker Operators Association (BOA) and Tourism Australia.

Held at the Byron Beach Cafe on June 26, the ball benefited charity organisation Our Kids. Close to $3,000 went to Lismore Base Hospital’s Childrens’ Ward, and for kids with special medical needs from throughout the Richmond Valley and beyond, enabling them to receive specialist medical care closer to home.

Website Travel’s Jurone Sullivan said, ‘The event hosted over 100 guest from local tour operators and business owners. It also attracted guests from Melbourne, Cairns, Sydney and surrounding towns from QLD and NSW. Overall the night was a massive success.’

Jurone says the Byron Bay Backpacker Operators Association is a collective of local operators who come together and market Byron Bay to the world through expo events and trade show conferences.

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