A Magical Christmas Gala Charity Ball

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018

6:00pm – 11:45pm

Celebrate the magic and wonder of everything Christmas with Friends with Dignity at our inaugural Magical Christmas Gala Charity Ball with Friends!

Be entertained by 8 piece big band ‘Magic Carpet Ride’, three course sit down dinner, four hour beverage package and special guests, the night promises to be an exciting night of entertainment and fun!

Matt Hollywood


Matt Hollywood is one of Australia’s most recognised comedy entertainers and magicians.

He has been featured amongst the best of The Footy Show comedians and is regularly featured on numerous television shows including What’s Up Downunder, exclusive performances on Australia’s Funniest Home Videos, Ready Steady Cook and much more. For the past 20 years, he has entertained companies and individuals across the globe with his hilarious mind-blowing magic show.

After winning numerous national and International awards for his magical skills including Australia’s ‘Champion of Magic’ – (actual award Gold Medal for ‘Close Up Magician of the Year’), his brilliant sense of humour set a new standard for entertainment. You are in for a ‘hilariously impressive & unforgettable performance’.

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Our MC’s Donna-Leigh Perfect and Michael Bennett of The Dream Guards

Michael Bennett and Donna-Leigh Perfect have developed a unique technique for engaging people of all ages from adolescence to senior citizens with their Inspirational Storyshowing expertise. Sharing their personal stories on the stage of trauma and triumph empowering their audience with the tools to build resilience and overcome adversity. Delivered with passion and energy in an ensemble of inspiring magic, motivating messages, humour, and profound storytelling/story showing.

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Dream Guards

Also celebrating our major achievement of being awarded 2018 Charity of the Year by the Australian Business Awards, we look forward to celebrating our success with all of our friends and sponsors who have supported us in our amazing journey.

Our Magical Christmas with Friends Gala Ball offers a night of fun and excitement, great food and amazing prizes – with all funds raised to support Friends with Dignity. All of our Programs are gifted unconditionally, we do not charge the Victims we assist, nor the Refuges or Support Organisations who refer their clients to us – your support goes a long way!

Tickets selling fast so don’t miss out and book your tickets today! Looking for idea’s for your work Christmas party? Then look no further – what a great opportunity to celebrate with your friends and colleagues and support a great cause at the same time!

Dress: Formal / Black Tie

Includes entry to the event, 4 hour drink package including beer, wine and soft drinks and a delicious 3-course-dinner.

Single Ticket: $169.00

Table of 10: $1490.00
(use coupon code TABLE10)

Rosie Batty

Friends with Dignity Ambassador Rosie Batty

  • The Chair of the Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council for the Victorian Government
  • Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women
  • Ambassador for Our Watch

  • Ambassador for the Lort Smith Animal Hospital
  • Patron of Doncare Community Services
  • Recipient of The Pride of Australia National Courage Medal
  • No.33 on Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders list 2016

  • One of the Not for Profit Sector’s Most Influential People in 2014

Special Invited Guest

Rosie Batty knows pain no woman should have to suffer. Her son was killed by his father in a violent incident in February 2014, a horrendous event that shocked not only the nation, but the world. Greg Anderson murdered his 11-year-old son Luke and was then shot by police at the Tyabb cricket oval. Rosie had suffered years of family violence and had intervention and custody orders in place, in an effort to protect herself and her son.

Rosie became an outspoken and dynamic crusader against domestic violence, which led her to be named Australian of the Year in January 2015. Since then, Rosie has made the most of her position of influence, campaigning and advocating for necessary systemic and attitudinal change, to address the family violence epidemic.

Before her recent shift to focus on less public-facing advocacy work, Rosie ran the Never Alone campaign. Never Alone led the push for a national change in conversation around family violence to put victims at the centre of all decisions. The campaign also helped deliver several key policy changes around family law issues and respectful relationships education.

Rosie is now The Chair of the Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council for the Victorian Government, which is in response to the country’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Fortune Magazine named Rosie as one of its top 50 world’s greatest leaders and Rosie was voted the most influential person in the Not for Profit sector on Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 list. She has also been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

More recently Rosie received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Sunshine Coast for her contribution to raising national awareness and action concerning Family Violence.


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Event Location

Southport Sharks Events Centre
Musgrave Ave & Olsen Ave
Southport, Queensland4207

Event Fees

AUD 169.00


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