HEAVY hitters from the Western Austrlaian logistics industry recently gathered for the inaugural International Trade Ball.

Nearly 200 people attended the charity ball at the Duxton Hotel in Perth.

The ball raised significant donations for two charities: the Pat Giles Centre (PGC) and Wheels for Hope.

The PGC helps women and children who are at risk by providing them a safe place, counselling and other help.


The second charity, Wheels for Hope, is run by the Western Australian Motor Industry Foundation. It helps families access critical medical and remedial care through the provision of loan wheelchair hoist vans.

Foundation manager Jodie Sparks said: “Wheels for Hope provides fully maintained wheelchair accessible vehicles for WA families with disability who do not have safe and reliable transport to access medical and remedial care, education, community and social activities.”

The donation from the ball will help keep a wheelchair accessible van on the road, helping to cover the costs for insurance and maintenance.

The ball raised $3000 for Wheels for Hope, with Garry Yovich and Nick Sposato from Direct Couriers topping it up to make it an even $5000.