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The Greatest Show for the Greatest Cause

26 March 2019

The cast from The Greatest Showkids wowed a sell-out audience at the red carpet screening of their adaptation of The Greatest Showman. 

Created, directed and starring 9-year-old Ollie, The Greatest Showkids premier was a fundraising event with community at its heart. 

Ollie was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2016 and had to spend a lot of time away from his school in Coogee. His classmates helped to make life feel as 'normal' as possible both when he was in Hospital and when he could return to school. So when he had the big idea to create The greatest Showkids it was important to Ollie that everyone of his classmates got a part.

But Ollie isn't the only one of his friends who has needed Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick so the kids decided to turn their backyard project into a community fundraiser to help all sick kids who need the Hospital. 

Thanks to the help of parents, neighbours and generous members of the community, Ollie was able to achieve his dream of creating the movie and an even bigger dream of raising over $27,000 for the Hospital. 

Over 700 guests bought tickets to the special screening at The Ritz Cinema in Randwick, with all proceeds from tickets and raffles sales and matched giving from Macquarie Group adding to the incredible total. 

  • Watch The Greatest Showkids trailer

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