Red Boot Hoot set to be a ball

Susie And Adam Dando with Ronald McDonald at the 2013 Gala Ball

Susie And Adam Dando with Ronald McDonald at the 2013 Gala Ball. PHOTo: Supplied

SLIP on your dancing shoes and dress up Gold Coast because it’s time to “whoop” it up at the 2014 Royal Queensland Show Red Boot Hoot, a Gala Ball in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).  

The Gala Ball is the major annual fundraising event for the much loved children’s charity and will be held at the Royal Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds on Saturday 2 August, 2014.


RMHC hopes to raise more than $500,000 this year to continue their work in supporting the families of seriously ill Queensland children.

For more than 25 years RMHC has helped thousands of Queensland families in their time of need by providing free accommodation close to major children’s hospitals for families that need to travel far from home for treatment.

RMHC Ball Committee Chair and McDonald’s Licensee Adam Dando said the charity is here to share the load with families.

“Serious or life-threatening illness in a child is a heavy burden for any family to carry.  Those from regional Queensland have the additional stresses of travel, accommodation costs and family separation to contend with,” he said.

“We aim to ease that burden, just a little, by welcoming their family into our home at a time when they need practical support the most.”

Every dollar raised from the Gala Ball flows directly into Ronald McDonald House Charities in Queensland by providing and maintaining accommodation facilities, food essentials and education programs.

RMHC Queensland assists families through two Ronald McDonald Houses in Brisbane and one in Townsville, Ronald McDonald Family Retreat at Palm Cove, the RMHC Cord Blood Bank and the Ronald McDonald Learning Program.

Every Queenslander has the opportunity to support the ball by pledging a service or product to be raffled, donating directly to the charity or coming along to to the ball in August.

Tickets for the Gala Ball are on sale now and traditionally sell quickly. Tickets are $195 each or $1950 for a table of ten. To purchase tickets, click here!