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The Diamond Event 2018

The Diamond Event returns in August 2018 to raise funds for the Fellowships Program, which is crucial to the development and success of children’s medical care.

Thu 9th Aug 2018
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ivy Ballroom
320 George Street

About The Diamond Event

Funds raised at The Diamond Event 2018 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.

For the past eight years, The Diamond Event has raised over $2.6 million for the areas of greatest or unique need in the Hospital.

How you can help

There are a number of ways for those attending, and those who are unable to attend, can 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 now or at any time leading up to the event.

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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.

Value: Priceless

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.

Value: Priceless

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.

Value: $12,000

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.

Value: $10,000

Painting by Australian artist Jason Benjamin

Jason Benjamin was born in Melbourne in 1971 and had a fairly peripatetic childhood. Moving from Sydney to the USA to Mexico and returning to Sydney for high school. At 16 he applied and received a scholarship that took him to New York, first to The Stony Brook School to complete a diploma and from there to Pratt Institute located in Brooklyn to focus solely on Art.

From his first group show in downtown Manhattan in 1989 and into 2016 he has had over 40 solo shows in Australia, Tokyo, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Rome.

The Piece:
'Been trying to free myself, but it's hard to break away'
oil on linen
67.0 x 67.0 cm

Value: $19,800

CEO Cellar

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.

Value: Priceless


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.

Value: $20,000

Luxury Escape to LA Raffle

Always an audience favourite, the holiday raffle by 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: TBA

The Diamond Event Committee

  • Samantha Luciano, Chair
  • Sally Donnelley, Deputy Chair
  • Sally Bettman
  • Simon Fox
  • Sarah Perkins
  • Richard Poulton
  • Ting Proud
  • Prue Rydstrand
  • Charlie Tynan

The Diamond Event Ambassadors

  • Natarsha Belling
  • Deborah Coakley
  • Penny O'Meara
  • Mandy Steinberg


Kate Holloway
Events Manager
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation

Phone: +61 2 9382 1188
Address: 19 Eurimbla Avenue, Randwick NSW 2031

The success of The Diamond Event is due to the genoristy of our partrons 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