Orana to celebrate inclusivity at "An Evening Under the Stars" ball - Showcase SA

Orana to celebrate inclusivity at “An Evening Under the Stars” ball

In today’s society, the focus on inclusivity and accessibility has never been more prevalent, and one organisation that’s leading the way in empowering and celebrating individuals with disabilities in South Australia is Orana – an NDIS Registered Provider that provides supported employment, accommodation, short-term accommodation, community options, skill development programs and life skills to support oer 650 South Australians with disability. 

On December 1st, the team at Orana are hosting their end-of-year ball, ‘An Evening Under the Stars’ – an annual event that will include fine dining, live entertainmnet, connection and most importantly, a heartfelt celebration of International Day of People with a Disability. Taking place at Ayers House in the city, this evening is an opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate inclusivity. The evening promises to be filled with fun and genuine sense of community spirit. 

Jim Lui, Orana’s Chief Executive Officer expresses the significance of this event as a platform for promoting inclusivity. “Events like ‘An Evening Under the Stars’ are both rare and significant. At Orana, we’re proud to be the first organisation in South Australia to host an event of this kind, and we are committed to making it a memorable, inclusive celebration for everyone.”

Vicki Cotis, Orana’s Executive Manager of Branding and Customer Experience, echoes the sentiment, “Our mission is to promote the inclusion of people with disability as valued members of the broader community. ‘An Evening Under the Stars” perfectly captures the very essence of unity and celebration that we strive for.”

This is the second time Orana is hosting its annual ball, following its inaugural celebration back in 2019, just before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Orana’s dedication to creating an inclusive event is evident in its open invitation to people both with and without disability, emphasising the importance of community integration. 

On the night, guests will enjoy a three-course meal, drinks package and live entertainment under the marquee setting at Ayers House, all dressed in their finest formal threads. “The ball is a unique celebration rather than a fundraiser, and to make this evening accessible to all, we’ve subsidised tickets for individuals with disability and their carers” says Taylah Watson, Orana’s Communications and Marketing Coordinator.

Tickets for the event are available now and can be bought as individual tickets or as a table of 10 if you have a group of friends, family or workmates who want to be a part of this special occasion. And if you or your guests have dietary preferences remember to mention these at the time of booking. 

In a world that focuses on differences, ‘An Evening Under the Stars’ offers a reminder of the power of inclusivity and community. By being a part of this event, guests are not only supporting Orana’s mission but are also becoming part of a heartwarming celebration of the abilities, dreams, and achievements of people with disability. 

Orana’s ‘An Evening Under the Stars’ Ball

When: Friday 1st December, 7:00pm – 11:30pm

Where: Ayers House, 288 North Terrace, Adelaide 5000. 

For tickets and more information, click here.

For disability and carer tickets, contact Amy at communications@orana.asn.au

Article and Images supplied by Orana Australia.

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