City2Surf 2024

C2S 2024
C2S 2024

Some words from those running and raising awareness and funds for Dainere’s Rainbow as part of City2Surf 2024. Please support them as they take on this challenging 14km event.

“I have been running in the City2Surf since 2013  as a meaningful and special initiative and something Dainere and I planned together to help bring hope, cease suffering and see a cure for childhood brain cancer and now every year I continue her legacy and raise funds in memory of my inspiring little sister, Dainere, who devastatingly died from brain cancer on 24th  June, 2013 aged just 15.

Racing and raising desperately required awareness and crucial funds for childhood brain cancer for Dainere’s Rainbow and supporting Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation is something I have diligently and passionately done since then and plan to continue to do for many years to come.

No children or their families should so unjustly suffer or face a lifetime of loss, grief and heartache because of such a horrific disease, that receives so little funding or support.

This is my 11th City2Surf and over that time, I am humbled and honoured to have raised a remarkable $90, 136.11 in this event and this year for City2Surf 2024 I would be exceedingly grateful and hoping that you may support my  fundraising to take me over the $100,000 raised!

Even a donation of $2 means so much or if you are not in the position to donate, then please share my page with everyone you know, because together we can make a difference.” – Jarrett Anthoney

“I am thrilled to be back at City2Surf in 2024 after an injury preventing me from taking part in 2023. This is my fourth City2Surf running as part of Team Dainere’s Rainbow. It is an honour to run in Dainere’s honour and spread the word about the good things Dainere’s Rainbow is doing to elevate awareness and raise funds for Australian research into childhood brain cancer.” – Nicole Scarborough

“Last year I had a brilliant run at City2Surf with a massive PB and getting close to my goal of running sub 80 minutes to qualify for the red start group. This is my sixth City2Surf running with Team Dainere’s Rainbow. This year I hope to raise $1,000 which will bring my total for Dainere’s Rainbow to $12,000.” – Mark Scarborough

We also welcome Diane Biaggini who is running for the very first year and raising crucial funds for Dainere’s Rainbow.

Dainere’s Rainbow Decades Gala Dinner 2024

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When: Saturday 15 June 2024

Time: 6:30pm to 11:30pm

Where: Ainslie Football & Social Club, 52 Wakefield Avenue Ainslie ACT

Dress: In an outfit from your Favourite Decade or Cocktail

Includes: Three Course Dinner, Five Hour Drinks Package, Splendiferous Entertainment and So Much More

Cost: Table of Ten (10) – $1,800.00;  Table of Eight (8) – $1440.00, Table of Six (6) – $1080.00 Gold, Silver, Bronze, Extra Guests $180.00 р/р; or Individual Entry $185.00 p/p

With warm, contemporary, and textural interiors, Ainslie Football & Social Club invites you to relax with a drink by the indoor fireside or outdoor terrace, from a selection of craft beers, wines and spirits available at the bar. Indulge in modern cuisine at the brasserie, share plates and snacks in the members lounge, or stop by the café which offers gourmet sweets and barista made coffee.

Be entertained with live sports on the big screens, live music, or enjoy entertainment facilities including TAB, Keno or the comfortable, spacious gaming lounge.

As a Canberra-based civil construction firm GroupOne are proud to have worked on some of the region’s largest infrastructure & specialist construction projects for both Government and private clients. GroupOne is prequalified under the Austroads National System and our team of highly experienced staff and subcontractors adhere to the most stringent safety and work standards on every project we are involved in.

We have successfully delivered quality projects like residential subdivisions Moncrieff West, Forde, Bonner, Casey, Coombs, Wright, Denman Prospect, Throsby, Greenway, Taylor and are currently working on Elm Grove Stage 2 and Whitlam Stage 3A and 3C. We also specialise in bulk earthworks and civil infrastructure. We live by our values of commitment and quality, ‘Civil construction, done well.”


Simeco Electrical Pty Ltd are Electrical Contractors offering an extensive range of products and services including lighting installation and mains connection.

ACT Brumbies

ACT Solar Cleaning

Anaconda Gungahlin

Bella Madre Photography

Blush Boutique

Bill and Jennifer Brodie


Bunnings Gungahlin

Canberra Cruises and Parties

Canberra Symphony Orchestra

Cockington Green Gardens

Coles Gungahlin

Dan Murphy’s Gungahlin

Fantastic Furniture Gungahlin

Fitstop Manuka

Fitstop Phillip

Flip Out Majura


Gourmet by Design

Helping Hand Group

Emma Ingster

Stuart and Meryl Jones

Sam Kilby

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

John Mikita

Mitchell Lawnmower Centre

National Dinosaur Museum

Plastic Creations Pty Ltd

Pulp Book Cafe

Karen Spedding

Phil Spedding Consulting Pty Ltd

Taronga Zoo

The Brass Room

Treetops Adventure Canberra

Mark Windsor

Monique Windsor

Yelan Holdings (T/as Ampol Mitchell)

A bit about me.

I’ve been performing ceremonies – weddings and funerals – for my fellow Canberra locals for over thirty years now, and I count myself lucky to have the honour to stand next to people as they mark the significant days in their lives.

Image004I am the principal celebrant of Canberra Celebrants, and through them I offer a range of options to get you married.

I have a keen eye for detail so that all of the little things (and often the very important things) don’t get overlooked. So whether you’re farewelling a loved one, or welcoming a new one into your family, I promise to be your relaxed, respectful, and reliable companion for the days you want to remember everything else.

If your funniest friend doesn’t like public speaking, I can take care of the wedding reception duties. Alternatively, I can act as an MC for your next event.

If I sound like I could be a good fit for your next milestone, let’s chat more.


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The wonderful Deirdre and Grace bring face painting, balloon twisting, giant bubbles, magic, games and costume, hostess.  Creating Memories Smiles and Giggles.

Photograph by Red Fox Photography June 2023

Dr Sumanth Nagabushan is a Consultant Paediatric Haematologist/Oncologist and Subspecialist in Paediatric Neuro-Oncology. He trained in general paediatrics and paediatric oncology in part in London and Oxford, UK before completing his paediatric oncology training within the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. From 2019 to 2020, he was the inaugural neuro-precision oncology research fellow on the ZERO Childhood Cancer’s national personalised medicine (PRISM) study. He was a Consultant Paediatric Oncologist in Perth Children’s Hospital before moving back to Sydney as a Staff Specialist at the Kids Cancer Centre.

Dr. Nagabushan’s research interests are translation of novel approaches to treating childhood brain tumours through clinical trials. He is one of the neuro-oncologists at the Kids Cancer Centre leading development of a suite of early phase trials for paediatric patients with recurrent/relapsed primary brain tumours. He is also an active member of the Pacific Paediatric NeuroOncology Consortium (PNOC), contributing to the development of clinical trials for childhood intracranial germ cell tumours.

He is strongly committed to not only facilitating the best clinical care available but helping find new options when standard of care therapies have been exhausted, reducing toxicity burden, and improving overall quality of life, for children with cancer.

The Decades Gala Dinner Raffle over $2000 in Prizes to assist you with the cost of living.

1st Prize – $1000 (cash or EFT)

2nd Prize– $250 Gift Cards from Bunnings and $250 Gift Cards from Big W (no expiry)

3rd Prize – $250 Ampol Gift Card (valid for 3 years 03/2027)

4th Prize – $200 Fantastic Furniture Gift Card (valid for 3 years 04/2024)

5th Prize – $100 Woolworths Gift Card (no expiry)

Ticket Cost $6 each or a book of ten for $50

Drawn at the GroupOne Dainere’s Rainbow Decades Gala Dinner on 15th June 2024.

Winners will be notified and published on the Dainere’s Rainbow Website and Social Media.

One hundred percent of all funds raised go towards the research of childhood brain cancer at Sydney Children’s Hospital Kids Cancer Centre.

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Michael Martin & Kelsey Tracey from Luton Properties are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to support Dainere’s Rainbow for the second year in a row.

Both enthusiastic and committed sales professionals, Michael and Kelsey are excited to be your live auctioneers for the evening and will be thrilled to see all of the generous bidders raise their hands in support of awareness, research and hope for a cure.

If you are thinking of selling, buying or leasing property in Canberra call Michael on 0411 748 805 and Kelsey on 0414 422 824 to discuss your real estate needs.

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Big Boss Groove have been lighting up the stage for years and are one of Canberra’s premier and most entertaining party bands.

Made up of nine incredibly talented musicians Big Boss Groove set the party atmosphere wherever they go.

Reserve your spot on the dance floor early, because Big Boss Groove is coming to the party!


Dance should be fun and dance class should be the best part of your day. It is for us, and we can’t wait to show you what we are all about. Established in 2011 PLAY is the leader in the Canberra Dance Community in competitive Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical dance styles and Talent Management. We take enrolments in January and June each year and look forward to meeting you soon.


Using A3 size paper with black pens and splashes of colour Chris has been drawing caricatures since the year 2000.

He is in demand at events such as gala parties, birthdays, Christmas parties, corporate events, trade shows, politician gatherings and even World Doodle Art Day.

He is a previous Guinness World Record holder having captured the record for longest marathon drawing caricatures in 2014. He did live caricaturing for 50 hours capturing over 600 participants and raising over three thousand dollars for the Canberra Hospital Foundation.

Live Caricaturing is very safe. There is no sword swallowing, or fire breathing, just pens, paper, fun and laughter resulting in a great caricature.

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Corinne is a rising star in the world of portrait photography.  A keen photographer since getting her first camera at 8 years old, she has lived her life through the lense of her camera.

Red Fox Photography PhotographerBefore starting her photography business in 2020 Corinne had worked within the events industry in Canberra and found a love and passion for putting events together and working closely with clients to create their dream event. So when Corinne welcomed her first son in 2019 she decided to put her two loves together and become a photographer full time where she can capture all the significant moments in people’s lives. From weddings, special events, maternity and family sessions. The moments that people can treasure for a lifetime.

Working alongside some of the most renowned photographers in the region, Corinne has honed her craft and delights in capturing and preserving people’s most treasured moments.


Specialising in event styling and décor, because this is what we love!


Eclipse Lighting And Sound

If you are looking for creative edge, excellence in design and attention to detail, Eclipse Lighting and Sound is for you.

Our team of designers, engineers and production managers are committed to giving you the very best possible result, every time.

Eclipse Lighting and Sound is your one stop production house. We are able to offer complete production solutions for all events. Whether it be a Music Festival, Concert, Corporate dinner or Musical Theatre show. Our inventory and experienced team are able to taper a unique package suited to your show.

Located in Queanbeyan, our 2 level factory houses all of our Lighting, Sound, Vision, Rigging and Staging equipment along with our offices and service department. Our dock houses our 3 ton truck, 30 foot semi-trailer and 45 foot semi-trailer with our two 45 foot taughtliner semi-trailers parked off-site and storing our large stage structures.


Item Number 1:  Hunter Valley Wine Lovers Delight – 2 guests with one night accommodation. Includes a wine tasting with a boutique Hunter Valley artisan wine maker. Your accommodation will be in a fully renovated studio room with ensuite bathroom at Hunter Valley Wine Country Retreat. This estate is set on 60,000sqm of natural beauty, with gorgeous views and a renovated outdoor swimming pool and sauna.

*Must be activated within two months and subject to availability, select 3 preferred travel dates

(With appreciation to Helping Hand Group)

Item Number 2: Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa – Two nights accommodation for two people in a mountain studio including breakfast daily and use of resort free activities

*Not valid over public holidays, school holidays or the Winter period

(With appreciation to Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa)

Item Number 3: DAY CRUISE FOR 14 PEOPLE ONBOARD FERRETTI 850, 85FT MOTOR YACHT – Luxury, power and style combine in the Ferretti Yachts 850 that wins your heart at the very first glance. Custom designed and built in 2017 by Italian boat manufacturer Ferretti, this is one of the finest yachts on Sydney Harbour.

Spend a day (12noon-5pm) aboard this magnificent 85ft maxi loft cruising beautiful Sydney Harbour with your friends and family in luxurious comfort.

Not available for public hire, this unique opportunity for 14 guests includes catering, beverages, Captain and two stewardesses who will look after you throughout the day to ensure you and your guests enjoy a relaxed luxury Ferretti Yachts 850 experience.

Spread across two decks with a sitting/day-bed area on the bow plus the interior main saloon to enjoy the harbour views and relax in, don’t miss this rarely offered experience.

* Excludes Sundays and June/July maintenance period

(With appreciation to Marco and Steph Rossi, Built)

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land where we meet and work, the Ngunnawal people, and the many other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from across Australia who have now made Canberra their home. We celebrate and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of the ACT and region.

Dainere's Rainbow is a not for profit organisation - 100% of all funds raised or donated go to childhood brain cancer research at Sydney Children's Hospital
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Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation are proud to display the new Registered Charity Tick from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), which aims to gives reassurance to the public that the charities they support are transparent and accountable. We rely on your donations and volunteering to ensure we can continue our vital work, so we want you to know your support is making a difference. Where you see the logo, it means the charity is registered with the ACNC so the public can easily find out what they do, who their beneficiaries are, how they are governed and how they manage their finances.