The 10th Annual Diamond Event

Join us for The 10th Annual Diamond Event and help raise vital funds for the Fellowship Program at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.

Please contact Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation on 02 9382 1188 should you wish to purchase tickets.

Fri 23rd Aug 2019
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Ivy Ballroom
320 George Street

This event is now closed

About The 10th Annual Diamond Event

Funds raised at The 10th Annual Diamond Event will support the Fellowship 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.

Donate today

Live Auction

Live Auction One:

Craggy Range’s Luxurious Lodge Escape

Indulge in the ultimate food and wine escape at Craggy Range’s luxurious lodge.

Package includes:

  • 3-night stay in Craggy Range’s luxury lodge for maximum of 4 couples.
  • Four stylishly appointed king bedrooms, each with en-suite.
  • Spacious open-plan living with open fire-place, chef’s kitchen and private pool.
  • Private tour and private tasting with their Chief Winemaker.
  • Bespoke four course dinner designed and prepared by the Head Chef matched with award winning Craggy Range wine in either the Lodge or private dining spaces.

T&C: To be used within 12 months of auction date. Dates subject to Lodge availability. If Chief Winemaker is unavailable for tour and tasting, guests will be hosted by our Sommelier.

Generously donated by Terry & Mary Peabody

Value: $14,000 AUD

Live Auction Two:

CEO Cellar

Many of Australia’s most generous and notable leaders have dusted off their favourite drops from deep within their cellars and clubbed together to bring you the 2019 CEO Cellar.

This private and prestigious collection includes wine and liquor products which great Australian label collectors will recognise like a 2001 Penfolds Grange donated by Garry Ridge, a 2008 Mount Mary Vineyard Quintet donated by His Excellency Joe Hockey, a Chateau Latour 2005 valued at over $2000 donated by Steven Lowy and a Château Rauzan-Ségla donated by Robert Luciano - a gift from Chanel’s very own private vineyard.

T&C: Delivery within Sydney metro area included. No exchanges or refunds.

Value: Priceless

Live Auction Three:

Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort

Discover the pinnacle of luxurious island living as you indulge in your own private estate on the Hayman Island beachfront with family or friends.

  • 2-Night stay in InterContinental’s Hayman Island Resort for maximum of 6 people.
  • Private dining, living room and outdoor alfresco entertaining area overlooking the spectacular beachfront infinity pool.
  • Gourmet breakfast for six each morning in Pacific, the resort’s signature restaurant and bar.
  • Boat transfers to and from Hamilton Island for six people.

T&C: Prize is not transferable. Subject to availability. Blackout dates apply including festive period. Flights are not included in this prize. Prize must be used in a 12 month period from the date of issue.

Generously Donated by Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort

Value: $20,000 AUD

Live Auction Four:

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.

T&C: Lunchtime event for 8 guests, subject to Mr Howard’s availability and approval on the function style and venue. Lunch paid at own expense. Prize to be taken in the Sydney metro area by August 2020. To coordinate a mutually acceptable date and location in Sydney Metro.

Generously donated by Hon John Howard OM AC

Value: Priceless

Art Auction - Live Auction Items #6 & #7

The Diamond Event in collaboration with Menzies Art Brands proudly presents two fantastic works auctioned by Justin Turner

Live Auction Five:

David Bromley - Scherri-Lee 2017

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 153x122cm

Generously donated by Irving Laffner

Value: $16,000 AUD


Live Auction Six:

Tim Storrier - La Soir Bleu III 2019

Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 50cm

Generously donated by Tim Storrier

Value: $24,000 AUD



ABC Bullion Jewellery Raffle

Get ready to shine with this show-stopping 18 carat white gold and aquamarine range, with stones sourced and pieces designed especially for the 10th Anniversary of the Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation's Diamond Event.

Raffle Tickets: $200 each or 3 for $500

Earings & Cocktail Ring - First Prize

The beautiful set of earrings feature 15.81 grams of 18 carat white gold, 132 diamonds equaling 1.25 carats, and 42 aquamarine stones totaling 4.20 carats.

Value: $12,850.00

The stunning cocktail ring features 10.25 grams of 18 carat white gold, 88 diamonds equaling 1.10 carats, and 35 aquamarine stones totaling 3.60 carats.

Value: $8,275.00

Pendant - Second Prize

The eye-catching pendant features 2 grams of 18 carat white gold, 18 diamonds equaling 0.50 carats, 1 aquamarine stone totaling 1.05 carats, and is accompanied by an elegant 18 carat white gold trace chain.

Value: $2,200.00

T&C: Prizes are not redeemable for cash and are non-refundable

Marvellous Miami Experience Holiday Raffle

Six nights at a trio of Miami’s Hottest Hotels!

First, make a pitstop at Faena Hotel Miami Beach for two nights in an Ocean View Junior Suite for two guests, complete with daily American breakfast.

Next, visit the fantastic Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at the Surf Club for two nights. You and your guest will stay in a City View Room inclusive of a daily breakfast credit (up to $120 per day).

Finally, finish your Miami trip with a two-night stay at Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach. Enjoy an Oceanfront Room for two guests and daily breakfast buffet for two.

Your prize also includes one year’s Professional Travel Consulting Services by the one and only Resort to Laura Madrid!

Value: $14,500

Raffle Tickets: $200 each or 3 for $500

T&C: Each certificate must be used for consecutive nights and subject to availability. Not valid on major holidays. Acqualina Resort & Beach stay is also not valid on weekends or blackout dates. Expires on August 23, 2020. No extensions.

The Diamond Event Committee

  • Samantha Luciano, Co-Chair
  • Simon Fox, Co-Chair
  • Sally Donnelley, Deputy Chair
  • Amanda Lacey
  • Charlie Tynan
  • James Swete
  • Nick Wokes
  • Richard Poulton
  • Sally Bettman
  • Sarah Perkins

The Diamond Event Ambassadors

  • Deborah Coakley
  • Mandy Steinberg
  • Penny O'Meara


Jessica Avery
Events Manager
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation

Phone: +61 2 9382 1181
Address: Level 3, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, NSW 2031

The success of The Diamond Event is due to the generosity of our patrons and supporters. We are indebted to the remarkable kindness of the following organisations:

Presenting Partner

Jewellery Partner

Styling Partner

Venue Partner

Diamond Patrons

Platinum Patrons

Silver Patrons

Generous Supporters

Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation raises funds for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick , The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS NSW) and Kids Research