A photo from the 2015 Pink Halloween event, hosted by Lismore charity Jodie’s Inspiration.
A photo from the 2015 Pink Halloween event, hosted by Lismore charity Jodie’s Inspiration.

Don’t miss out on tickets for Pink Halloween

TICKETS aren't even on sale yet, in thebut Lismore charity Jodie's Inspiration is preparing for another huge success with its upcoming Pink Halloween event.

There is already plenty of interest in the October 29 event - the charity posted this message on its Facebook page earlier this week:

"Can't believe the messages and calls we are getting from people wanting to advance purchase.

"Sorry we can't sell any until the 1st of July and due to the demand we can't hold any.

"It will be first in, first served basis, so don't miss out."

The sought-after tickets, when they do eventually go on sale, will be $70 each and available at North Coast Hair and Beauty Supplies, Dawson St, Lismore.

Last year's Pink Halloween event aimed to raise $40,000 for new equipment for St Vincent's Hospital.

They not only met that target, they doubled it, thanks to the 600 attendees who raised more than $100,000.

As a result St Vincent's Hospital received two Cold Cap Therapy machines to help chemotherapy patients keep their hair.

Jodie's Inspiration was set up by Lismore woman Jodie McRae, who is battling a rare form of breast cancer.

Jodie said last year's event was an "absolute cracker of a night".

"I think something that community likes is that all the money is going directly back into the community," she said.

"All of our committee and board is not paid. We don't get a cent out of it and I think that's something the community really appreciates."

Jodie extended her thanks to the board, committee, and countless volunteers who gave their time to help the charity.

"For me it's not about raising the money for research, it's about supporting people with the emotional journey."

This year the event has increased its capacity from 600 to 650 to cope with the increased demand.

"I will be deadset surprised if the tickets don't sell out in the first couple of days," Jodie said.