2023 | Volume 24 | Issue 2

Western Australian surgeons scrub up in style for charity

Surgeons and their partners exchanged surgical scrubs for black tie attire at the RACS Western Australian Surgeons Ball2023—held at Ritz-Carlton Perth on Saturday 18 March.

The event raised $27,238 for the Pangea Global Health Education charity through a combination of a live and silent auction and raffle.

Professor Kate Drummond AM, Chair of Pangea, was delighted with the outcome. The money will go towards their September trip to Malawi—delivering educational programs to their partner communities. This, in turn, will develop long-term, sustainable improvements in healthcare.

With a ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ 1920s inspired theme, guests were welcomed to the venue with smooth jazz vocal tunes by Little Belle, followed by Dr Stephen Rodrigues opening the event as MC for the evening.

Guests later danced to the sounds of the six-piece Little Belle band and had fun at the 1920s inspired photo booth.

Thank you to the event’s platinum sponsors, St John of God Healthcare, Saturn Pathology and Tiffany & Co.