Two of Warrnambool’s most famous exports, comedians and media personalities Dave Hughes and Tom Ballard, will headline a charity ball fund-raiser for the Lookout rehabilitation centre.

Ray White Warrnambool is organising the charity ball which it hopes will become an annual event.

The inaugural ball will be at the Emmanuel Centre on Saturday, August 25 and will also feature major auction items.

Steve Aberline from Ray White Warrnambool said the charity ball was a good way for the local community to get behind an important project.

Along with special guests Dave Hughes and Tom Ballard, Melbourne corporate band Chunky Jam will entertain on the night.

The event will also feature various major auction and silent auction items, including items donated by Warrnambool AFL export Jordan Lewis.

The Warrnambool event is being modelled on a charity ball run by Ray White Surfers Paradise to support muscular dystrophy.

“That has been very successful and we saw an opportunity to do something similar in Warrnambool so we can support local charities each year,” Mr Aberline said.

“We want to make a big impact with one event per year and the Lookout rehabilitation centre is a good place to start,” he said.

The ball will have a winter wonderland theme.

Mr Aberline said the Lookout centre is needed for the region. “We all know people who have had alcohol and drug issues and to have something nearby to help them is very important. It’s really essential and hopefully it happens sooner rather than later.”

WRAD director Geoff Soma said the ball was another example of the community’s support for the Lookout project.

“WRAD continues to be impressed by the level of support from the general community and acknowledges the significant offer of financial support which will be made possible through the inaugural Ray White Charity Ball,” Mr Soma said.

“The Lookout Residential Rehabilitation Project is important for individuals, families and the broader community,” he said.

Tickets are now available through the website www.rwcharityball.com or via the Ray White Charity Ball Facebook page.