Sher­a­ton celebs ball for sick kids

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT -

IT’S renowned for its glitz and un­doubted glamour and while ev­ery­one will have a ball it is for an un­de­ni­ably good cause.

This year at the an­nual Sher­a­ton Mi­rage Port Dou­glas ’Unite For Chil­dren’ Char­ity Ball the money raised will be used to help Aus­tralian fam­i­lies liv­ing with child­hood can­cer.

Hosted by tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter Natalie Barr from Chan­nel 7’s Sun­rise, the char­ity ball, which will be held on Au­gust 4, has earned a rep­u­ta­tion as one of Port Dou­glas’s most pres­ti­gious gala events.

Sher­a­ton Mi­rage Port Dou­glas gen­eral man­ager Lach­lan Walker said they chose Child­hood Can­cer Sup­port af­ter see­ing first hand the help the non-profit char­ity pro­vided to fam­i­lies in Port Dou­glas and Cairns.

“What Child­hood Can­cer Sup­port has achieved since it was es­tab­lished 35 years by a group of con­cerned par­ents is in­cred­i­ble. All funds raised on the night will help Child­hood Can­cer Sup­port pro­vide a range of sup­port ser­vices to fam­i­lies of chil­dren un­der­go­ing on­col­ogy treat­ment at the Royal Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal Bris­bane,” he said.

He said all sup­port ser­vices, in­clud­ing the on­col­ogy spe­cific medium to long-term ac­com­mo­da­tion for fam­i­lies of chil­dren un­der­go­ing treat­ment for can­cer were de­liv­ered at no cost to the fam­i­lies.

Mr Walker said he hoped to top last year’s char­ity ball, which raised $16,000 for Unicef.

How­ever, he said events like this wouldn’t be pos­si­ble with­out the gen­er­ous sup­port of the lo­cal community and na­tional busi­nesses.

“We have been very for­tu­nate to have a num­ber of key spon­sors come on board to help make this event a suc­cess. These are Vir­gin Aus­tralia, McWil­liam’s Wine Group, Red­bank, FNQ Lager, Strate­gic PR, Lotsa print­ing and Coca Cola Amatil.”

To book visit www.sher­a­ton.com/ port­dou­glasof­fers , call the con­ven­tions depart­ment on 4099 0881 or email con­vpd@ sher­a­ton.com

Host­ing the show: Natalie Barr from Sun­rise

Clink bound: Snez will be per­form­ing at the Clink The­atre

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