The 19th annual Starry Starry Night gala ball at Crown Palladium on Saturday 19 November was a very special event - being the 20th anniversary year of the tragedy at Port Arthur in 1996. It was an opportunity to stop and remember those lost, and be grateful for the work that has been done to keep our children safe ever since.
Close to 1,000 guests, including Chairman John Bertrand AO, Founding Patron Walter Mikac and some of Australia's biggest names in television, sport and entertainment came together for an evening of colourful performances and glamour to support the Foundation’s work keeping children safe from violence and bullying.
During the past 19 years, the Foundation has helped protect almost 1.6 million children from violence and bullying through its care, prevention and advocacy programs.
The evening was hosted by Channel 7’s Melissa Doyle AM and performer Rob Mills, with an array of celebrities stepping out to perform on the night in support of the Foundation, with highlights including:
The Alannah & Madeline Foundation CEO Lesley Podesta was delighted with the fundraising result of $750,000, which she said would really make difference to children’s lives across Australia.
“It’s been an amazing night. We are absolutely thrilled with the generosity of everyone who attended and supported this year’s Starry Starry Night,” Ms Podesta said. “The funds raised will go towards our valuable programs and will continue to help us keep children across Australia safe from violence and bullying.”
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