About The 10th Annual Diamond Event
Funds raised at The 10th Annual Diamond Event will support the Fellowships Program which is crucial to the development and success of children’s medical care.
Fellows provide expert care for patients, whilst also increasing their skills in a specialised field. This helps them improve diagnostic methods for children, increase cure rates, reduce side effects of treatments and improve long-term outcomes. It is not only today’s patients who will benefit from the Fellowship Program but future generations of children around the world.
The Diamond Event 2018 raised over $750,000 for the Fellowship Program at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.
How you can help
There are a number of ways for those attending, and those who are unable to attend, to support the efforts of The Diamond Event.
Raffles: During The Diamond Event you will have the opportunity to win a range of prizes.
Live Auction: The auctioneer will accept your live bids on a number of priceless experiences.
Silent Auction: Bidding will open before The Diamond Event on our silent auction, which will include some incredible auction items.
Live Pledges: Help support the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation with your cash pledges conducted on the night. Your pledge will be recognised within the Hospital.
Donate: If you are unable to attend the event or would prefer to give your support privately, you can donate at any time leading up to the event.
Live Auction Prizes
Lunch with the Hon. John Howard OM AC
Dine with Australia’s second longest serving Prime Minister, John Howard. This unique opportunity makes for an impactful client event, staff or board function...or simply an extraordinary affair for friends and family. For eight guests.
Dinner with the Hon. Joe Hockey in Washington, D.C.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to join His Excellency the Hon. Joe Hockey, Australian Ambassador to the United States of America for dinner at “White Oaks”, the official residence in Washington, D.C. Enjoy dinner for six hosted by His Excellency and a tour of the Ambassador’s official residence and the Australian artworks housed within.
Craggy Range’s Luxurious Lodge Escape
Indulge in the ultimate food and wine escape for three nights for up to four couples at Craggy Range’s luxurious lodge with four stylishly appointed king bedrooms, each with ensuite, spacious open-plan living and chef's kitchen. Includes a private tour and Prestige Collection tasting with the Chief Winemaker along with a bespoke four-course dinner designed and prepared by the Head Chef and matched with award-winning Craggy Range wine.
A week in Aspen staying at The Gant
The Gant is the town of Aspen's premier condominium property; providing the comforts of home with the services of a fine hotel, all within a world-class destination.
Enjoy 7 nights’ accommodation at The Gant Aspen in a 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Standard Condominium, 6-Day Aspen Snowmass Lift Passes for 4 adults, valid on all four mountains and transfers to/from Aspen Airport to The Gant Aspen
* Valid during the 2018/19 ski season (22 November 2018 – 21 April 2019) and subject to availability. Excludes holidays and certain blackout periods / high occupancy dates. Prize is non-transferable, not redeemable for cash, and cannot be sold.
The enormously popular CEO Cellar returns with an exclusive wine collection for the winning bidder. The CEO Cellar will include approximately 60 bottles of rare, sought-after and special wine from our generous corporate, sporting and political leaders who have each donated a favourite from their personal collections. Last year’s Cellar included treasures from Lakes Folly, Pol Roger, Dom Perignon, Penfolds Grange, Cristal, Clos Saouma Chateauneuf Du Pape Rouge Omina, and more.
The Bond Street Jewellers Raffle
The Bond Street Jewellers Raffle returns for a third year, with an exciting chance to win a stunning diamond necklace and matching earrings. Each bespoke piece is designed and crafted in their Chatswood studio.
Luxury Escape to LA Raffle
Always an audience favourite, the holiday raffle by Resort to Laura Madrid returns with a California USA getaway. The lucky winner will enjoy pristine coastline in the relaxed comfort of Italian-inspired villas and ocean views with a two-night bungalow and breakfast experience at The Resort at Pelican Hill Newport Beach, and a two-night stay with breakfast in Santa Monica at the seaside haven of Shutters on the Beach. You'll also receive $2,000 towards flights courtesy of Flight Centre.
Value: $6,000 USD
The Diamond Event Committee
- Samantha Luciano, Co-Chair
- Simon Fox, Co-Chair
- Sally Donnelley, Deputy Chair
- Sally Bettman
- Sarah Perkins
- Richard Poulton
- Prue Rydstrand
- Charlie Tynan
The Diamond Event Ambassadors
- Deborah Coakley
- Penny O'Meara
- Mandy Steinberg