19 June 2020

Raising funds for Brain Tumour Research

| My Gungahlin
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Last weekend we had the privilege of attending the Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund Happily Ever After Gala Dinner at The Abbey at Gold Creek.

This event is the major fundraiser for the Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund and was made possible due to the extraordinary and charitable major sponsors, Group One, Beyond Bank and Tatts On Tatts Off. The event was supported by community partners Transit Graphics and Qcity Transit, entertainment sponsors Regional Wholesale Fruit Market and Simeco Electrical Contracts and many other community sponsors.

The Abbey looked absolutely amazing for this event, Andy and the team put on a fantastic night with wonderful food and excellent service. The atmosphere throughout the whole night was truly magical.

The Abbey – Photo by Another Happy Customer

Major sponsor GroupOne – Photo by Another Happy Customer

Dainere was the most courageous, selfless and inspiring young person you could ever meet, she worked passionately and tirelessly during her short life to raise awareness and funds for paediatric brain tumours. Her greatest wish in life was that no children in the future would have to suffer as she did and that one day a cure for this horrendous disease will be found.

Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund was established in conjunction with The Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation to assist the research of the devoted Dr David Ziegler and his team who are working towards improving the outcomes for all children with brain tumours. They are investigating the basic biology and genetics of childhood brain tumours in the laboratory, identifying agents that induce a profound anti-tumour effect and are working towards the implementation of novel treatment strategies in state of the art clinical trials.

Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund maintains a lifetime commitment to helping eradicate this number one cancer cause of death in children. We are dedicated to raising awareness of paediatric brain tumours and raising money to fund research in memory of our most precious Dainere and hopefully seeing her greatest wish in life become a reality.

Chris Kimball was the host for the evening who did a fantastic job with his genuine warm nature.

Chris Kimball – Photo by Another Happy Customer

Dr Jeff Fletcher spoke about his work and the recent announcement by the ACT Government that they will be providing a dedicated paediatric palliative care nurse for the ACT. Dr Fletcher shared a personal story by a family on just how important this service will be.

Dr Jeff Fletcher – Photo by Another Happy Customer

Much funds were raised during the live auction where local real estate agent Jason Roses from Luton Properties entertained the crowd whilst conducting the auction.

Jason Roses – Photo by Another Happy Customer

Throughout the evening the crowd were entertained by Jeffrey Cheah, Just Clowning Around, Free-Rain Theatre Company and the cast members of The Little Mermaid and Something Like This who got everyone up and dancing. Special guest Amber Nicholls performed a number of touching songs.

Free-Rain Theatre Company – Photo by Another Happy Customer

Something Like This – Photo by Another Happy Customer

Amber Nicholls – Photo by Another Happy Customer

We wish to congratulate Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund and their committee members on putting on such a fantastic evening. We also wish to congratulate them on raising $43,851 of which 100% will go to vital and innovative research towards fulfilling Dainere’s wish of ensuring there is hope for future generations of children and their families devastated by the diagnosis of a brain tumour, the number one disease killer of children in Australia.

Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund – Photo by Another Happy Customer.

Michelle from Another Happy Customer – Creative Photography for Cool People captured the event with wonderful photos. You can see the full album here: Gala Dinner 2016

You can support the Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund by sponsoring me as I take on City2Suft later this year. Read all about it here: My Gungahlin to take on heartbreak hill

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