About 380 people have helped raise $60,000 to fund the fit-out of one of six units at The Orchard, Orange's domestic violence crisis centre.
Housing Plus fundraising and marketing co-ordinator Rochelle Monaghan said Saturday night's third annual White Tie Ball saw an increase of 100 people over last year with fundraising well up on last year's total of $40,000.
Mrs Monaghan said the money raised would ensure the fit-out of the first of the six units could go ahead.
She said earthworks were due to start at the property in August.
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Mrs Monaghan said it was hoped the centre would be up and running by April next year.
Fundraising will now continue for the fit-out of the other five units.
Supporters of the ball included Australian Community Media and the Central Western Daily.