SunSCHine 2019

sunSCHine returns in spring 2018, raising funds to invest in Cardiology across Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.

Please note: Tickets for sunSCHine 2018 are now closed. Please contact Rebecca Walker, Events Assistant on 02 9382 1047 for any ticket enquiries.

Fri 19th Oct 2018
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sofitel Wentworth
61-101 Phillip St Sydney NSW 2000

This event is now closed

SunSCHine - Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

About sunSCHine

Now in its 9th year, sunSCHine is ready for another great year and we hope you’ll join us. Since its inception sunSCHine has raised more than $2.8 million in support of the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.

sunSCHine is one of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation’s signature annual events. The Founder of sunSCHine, Nikki Dunlop, experienced the dedicated and excellent care of the Hospital first-hand when her young daughter Pia suffered a cardiac arrest at just two years old. The doctors and nurses spent fifty-five minutes resuscitating Pia and as a result saved her life.

Nikki and the sunSCHine Committee remain passionate about helping sick children make the most of every day.

For the past eight years, sunSCHine has raised nearly $3 million for the areas of greatest or unique need in the Hospital, from the cardiac department to Child Protection Unit.

How you can help at SunSCHine 2018 - Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

How you can help

There are a number of ways those attending, and those who are unable to attend, can support the efforts of sunSCHine.

Raffles: During sunSCHine 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. 

Live Pledges: Help support the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation with your cash pledges conducted on the night. 

Donate: If you can’t attend the event or would prefer to give your support privately, you can donate now or at any time leading up to the event.

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MPA Raffle

Our MPA Raffle offers you the chance to win an exclusive two-night stay at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley arriving in style in a luxury Ferrari! You don't want to miss out on this fabulous 'money can't buy' experience.

Tickets will be 1 for $200 or 3 for $500.

House of K’dor Raffle

We're thrilled to have House of K'dor back as our Jewellery Partner for 2018. This year, they have created a one-of-a-kind, hand crafted,18k white gold 2.02 carat emerald and diamond tear drop ring valued at $15,200. This magnificent piece could be yours by purchasing a lucky key.

Only one lucky key will open the House of K’dor display cabinet on the night - don’t miss your chance to win!

Lucky key tickets will be 1 for $200 or 3 for $500.

Live Auction

Live Auction #1
Soneva Getaway

Enjoy seven night’s accommodation with complimentary breakfast for eight adults in a four bedroom villa at Soneva Kiri or Soneva Fushi.

Nestled on the unspoiled island of Koh Kood, far beyond Thailand’s tourist trail, Soneva Kiri offers unforgettable, authentic Thai experiences. Located only 60 minutes away by private plane from Bangkok, Soneva Kiri’s 36 ultra-spacious pool villas, which range in size from one to six bedrooms, offer the ultimate in luxury and privacy.

Relax at our private beach, swim in nearby waterfalls or snorkel in crystal clear waters bursting with coral and reef fish. Unwind at our renowned Six Senses Spa and Savour candlelit dinners at Benz. Dine in the canopy with the Treepod Dining experience and feast on Michelin-starred gourmet delights and fine wines, delivered via the zip-line acrobatics of the personal waiter. Delights await for our youngest Soneva guests too, with our complimentary ice-cream and chocolate parlours, as well as the children’s den shaped like a giant manta-ray hanging high in the treetops.

Highlights include the open-air Cinema Paradiso, a home-made chocolate and ice cream parlour, a high-tech Observatory, a manta ray shaped children’s den and the spectacular Treetop Dining Pod.

VALUE: Priceless

Live Auction #2
VIP Sydney Rooster Experience

Hosted by Sydney Roosters legend Anthony Minichiello and the 2018 premiership winning team you will have a truly memorable VIP Sydney Roosters Experience.

You and nine friends will enjoy a VIP Roosters Experience with category 1 seats, pre game meet and greet, attend the Sydney Roosters on field warm up and gain exclusive access to the Sydney Roosters dressing room.

Donated by Anthony Minichiello & Terry Biviano.

VALUE: Priceless

Live Auction #3
Val Morgan on Screen Cinema Package

Make your next marketing campaign a blockbuster with a $10,000 Val Morgan cinema advertising package.

Val Morgan Cinema Network is Australia and New Zealand’s leading national supplier of screen advertising with a network of over 2000 cinema screens.

VALUE: $10,000

Live Auction #4
Three days onboard 2017 Ferretti 850 in the Whitsundays

Enjoy cruising the Whitsundays on a private luxury chartered boat with crew and skipper for three days in the magical Whitsundays for you and three guests.

Relax and induldge with a luxury gift pack including six Vista Utopia limited edition beach towels, six bottles of Limited Edition Veuve Clicquot RICH.

VALUE: $40,000

Live Auction #5
Villa Zambala Bali Getaway

A one week stay in Villa Zambala for eight people in one of Canggu’s hottest new villas in Bali.

This contemporary 2000 sqm property holds up to 12 people in six luxury bedrooms. It’s located only a few steps from the sands of Berawa Beach in the trendy Bali beachside village Canggu. It’s huge indoor/outdoor entertainment space is centered around a 25m aquamarine pool making it the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, for families or groups who enjoy holidaying together yet appreciate their own private spaces.

You will be looked after by Villa Zambala’s friendly staff and it’s proximity to many of the Bali hot spots allows for plenty of activities. Package includes food and beverage vouchers.

VALUE: $13,000

Live Auction #6
Be part of a feature article in the Sydney Morning Herald or The Age

An opportunity to be part of an editorial feature which includes a half page advertisement in The Sydney Morning Herald or The Age newspapers. Fairfax will create the feature topic based around your industry with editorial mention being guaranteed to accompany your advertisement.

A Fairfax journalist will interview your spokesperson in order to mention your business within the editorial feature which positions you/your business as an authoritative figure within your industry.

VALUE: $30,000

Silent Auction

You can bid on over 70 exciting prizes in the Silent Auction or make a lasting impact at the Hospital with an Equipment Pledge.

Some of the vital pieces of equipment include:

Mental Health Care Plans - $10,989 ($549 each)

It can be a complex, and scary, journey for children and families, and the cardiac team works to support their long-term emotional needs as well as their physical needs. Funds the development and delivery of 20 Mental Health Care Plans for families after their baby has been diagnosed with congenital heart disease.

Cardiac Event Monitor - $3,297

Event monitors are small portable devices that can capture heart-related symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath and fainting, whilst children go about their normal activities. These tiny machines are invaluable to help diagnose and treat the underlying cause which in some cases, can be life-threatening.

Handheld pulse oximeters - $978

A pulse oximeter is a special device used to instantly measure how much oxygen is travelling around a child’s body. These handheld devices are needed to measure a patient’s exercise capacity and the team require 20.

Bids open soon!

SunSCHine Committee 2018

sunSCHine Committee

  • Nikki Dunlop (Founder)
  • Nicky Love Joye (Co-chair)
  • Sarah Hogan (Co-chair)
  • Ellie Aitken (Deputy Chair)
  • Jaz Harvey
  • Juliana Medich
  • Chloe Podgornik
  • Marnie Skillings
  • Alexandra Smart


Rohan Morris

Manager of Strategic Events and Development
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation

Phone: +61 2 9382 0995
Address: 19 Eurimbla Avenue, Randwick NSW 2031

The success of sunSCHine is due to the generosity of our patrons and supporters.
We are indebted to the remarkable kindness of the following organisations in 2018:

Presenting Partner

Diamond Patron

Jewellery Partner

Make Up Partner

Styling Partner

Design Partner

Platnium Patrons

Silver Patrons

Generous Supporters