Sheraton celebs ball for sick kids
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
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