Big win for Danii
THIS month sees Sydney travel industry personalities Donna and Brian Meads-barlow host the annual Jelly Bean Ball – a massive fundraising effort for type 1 diabetes sufferers which was created following the tragic death of their daughter Danii five years ago at the age of just 17. The Meads-barlows, who own and manage Helloworld member DBT Corporate/ Cruisescene, have become passionate advocates to prevent similar tragedies in the future, creating the Danii Foundation to support the introduction of Continuous Glucose Monitoring technology which can stop so-called ‘dead in bed’ syndrome. After years of intensive lobbying the Foundation had a significant victory last month, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull committing to a $54 million election promise which will subsidise the rollout of devices to up to 4,000 Australian children and young people. The Meads-barlows continue their efforts to improve the lives of type 1 diabetics, and have also welcomed the strong support of the industry including Helloworld which is a major sponsor of the Jelly Bean Ball. Tickets to the black tie gala event, which is taking place at the Sydney Four Seasons on Saturday 25 June 2016, are available by emailing email@example.com.