Welcome to the Light Ball Sydney, an annual black-tie gala ball that takes place every October to help tackle the issue of mental health in Australia, Ireland and beyond.

The Light Ball started with a group of friends who came together after losing a very close friend in Ireland through suicide. Since then, the movement has evolved and has seen the original event in Ireland grow and begin in Sydney (now in its third year).

Whether it's a loved one, family member or friend, suicide is an issue that has affected or will affect most people throughout their lives in one way or another. In Australia alone, eight Australians take their own life through suicide every single day.

Tickets

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Be part of the third iteration of the Light Ball Sydney this year and join the committee plus another 1,000 mental health warriors on Saturday, 14 October at THE AUSTRALIAN TECHNOLOGY PARK, REDFERN for the biggest night-of-nights on the 2017 Sydney calendar.

Single tickets are $189 or you can grab a table of 10 for $1850.

The evening will yet again be packed full of entertainment including:

MC a five-star dining experience

Complimentary drinks live music with the Martini Club a live DJ

Australian Tech Park's first on-site after party

Raffle auction

Best dressed competition

Special guests new celeb messages and lots more.

Get on board

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'The Power Of One' is real and by attending the event or even giving the smallest donation, you can help chip away at the stigma around mental health. You'll also be raising invaluable funds for our two charities, batyr (Australia), and Pieta House (Ireland), meaning your impact is international.

So don't feel like you are too small to change anything. YOU'RE NOT! Ideas, movements, dreams all come from people. If Elon Musk can change the way we think about the future of this planet, we can take action about the future of mental health.

Last year, guests like George Gregan helped the event raise almost $135,000 and with your help, we can beat this figure in 2017.

Previous figures raised:

2013 The Light Ball Ireland €55,000

2014 The Light Ball Ireland €55,000

2015 The Light Ball Sydney $80,000

2016 The Light Ball Sydney $135,000