Christmas Light Display 2016

The 2016 Christmas Lights Display on the Southside and Northside of Canberra was another massive success with a phenomenal grand total of $6366.80 being raised. Putting a truly splendiferous Christmas Lights Display together takes many, many hours of dedicated effort.

Huge crowds of people attended the Lights Displays following much promotion through people like My Gungahlin, The Canberra Weekly and through social media and magnificent posters created especially by John and his team at Transit Graphics.

It was so wonderful to be able to speak to and hand out many information packs to so many people and elevate greater awareness of paediatric brain tumours within the Community.

One of the most precious gifts of the lights display was seeing the joy, togetherness and sparkle the lights brought to young and old. That is something when Dainere created her lights display in 2012 wanted to give to the Community, the true spirit of Christmas.

Enormous appreciation goes to our truly extraordinary Southside Lights Display Co-ordinator Kay and her wonderful husband Roger, they not only set up their massive outside light display, they also created a magical Christmas Display within their home including an impressive interactive display, made the most beautiful craft items and made over 200 bags of decadent rocky road.

Special and heartfelt appreciation to The Brite Notes Choir who performed each Saturday night throughout December at the Southside Lights Display from 8-10pm often doing up to four performances.

Gratitude is also humbly extended to family, friends, neighbours and Committee Members who assisted at the displays or with making items for the stalls and to Brad for decorating his home magnificently and raising funds in Ngunnawal for Dainere’s Rainbow.

Last, but definitely, not least, we wish to thank all those in the Community who visited any of our Christmas Light Display Locations, it is through your support that together we are able to give hope, contribute to research to improve outcomes, see treatments with less devastating side effects, elevate awareness and one day see a cure become a reality.

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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