Happily Ever After Gala Dinner 2016

Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund Happily Ever After Gala Dinner at The Abbey Function Centre at Gold Creek was held on Saturday 18th June 2016.

This event is the major fundraiser for the Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund and was made possible due to the extraordinary and charitable major sponsors, Group One, Beyond Bank and Tatts On Tatts Off. The event was supported by community partners Transit Graphics and QCity Transit, entertainment sponsors Regional Wholesale Fruit Market and Simeco Electrical Contractors and many other wonderful community sponsors.

The Abbey looked absolutely amazing for this event, The Abbey team put on a fantastic night with the most delicious food and excellent service. The atmosphere throughout the entire night was truly magical and enchanting.

Chris Kimball with his genuine, warm nature was an outstanding host for the evening. Dr Jeff Fletcher spoke about his work in paediatrics and the recent announcement by the ACT Government that they will be providing a dedicated paediatric palliative care nurse for the ACT. Dr Fletcher shared a personal story by a family on just how important this service will be.
Local Real Estate Agent and auctioneer extraordinaire Jason Roses from Luton Properties entertained the crowd whilst conducting the auction which drew fierce bidding on the assortment of unique and high quality items.

Throughout the evening the crowd were entertained by Classical Guitarist Jeffrey Cheah, Balloon Modelling from Just Clowning Around, a sublime, delightful and energetic performance from Free-Rain Theatre Company and the cast members of The Little Mermaid, talented local band Something Like This, who got everyone up and dancing and extra Special Guest Amber Nicholls with her soulful and angelic voice performed two very special touching songs. Special mention of the spectacular sound and lighting from Eclipse Lighting and Sound that added a truly magical touch to the entire event.

The evening raised a massive $43,851.00 of which 100% will go to vital and innovative research towards fulfilling Dainere’s wish of ensuring there is hope for future generations of children and their families devastated by the diagnosis of a brain tumour, the number one disease killer of children in Australia.

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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