AN EVENING OF MYSTIQUE, AWE AND SUSPENSE

12th May 2017
6:30pm - 11:30pm
Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf

Welcome to the unique experience of Cirque, the 2017 Diabetes NSW & ACT Gala. Cirque takes place 12 May 2017, at beautiful Doltone House on Jones Bay Wharf.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THIS EVENING?
  • Acrobats and trapeze performances, with a celebrity host.
  • A champagne chandelier
  • Award-winning food and wine
  • Exciting ‘sideshow’ entertainment
  • A charity auction of unique experiences
  • Fantastic networking opportunities

Whether you buy one ticket, a table, or a sponsorship all proceeds go to an important cause, supporting over 3,500 kids and young people living with non-preventable type 1 diabetes. You can change lives, simply by experiencing Cirque.

THE CAUSE

THE CAUSE

The Diabetes NSW & ACT Gala event raises vital funds for our Diabetes Kids Fund (DKF).

The DKF helps support 3,500 children and young people with non-preventable type 1 diabetes

We provide education, support and resources for kids and families touched by this life-threatening, incurable condition.

OUR PROGRAMS INCLUDE:
  • Training for carers and teachers.
  • Family events providing health education and building supportive communities.
  • Resource kits to keep kids safe and healthy at school.
  • Camps for kids and teens, helping them to learn diabetes management skills and live their lives to the full!

We rely on the generosity of supporters to continue running these programs. We invite you to be a part of this vital network.

 

MEET OUR DKF KIDS

Callum Callum >
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Callum

Callum

At just 23 months old little Callum was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Now 3, ‘normal’ for him will always mean the sick feeling of sugar highs and lows. Normal is closely monitoring everything he eats. Normal is the regular sting of needles to check his glucose levels. It used to make him cry a lot, until he learned to pretend the drop of blood was a ladybird.

Something as simple as starting ‘big school’ is dangerous for Callum … unless the adults caring for him are shown how to avoid the life-threatening emergencies he may face. Our training for carers and teachers and resource kits are a great benefit and comfort for callum and his mum Lisa.

Madeleine Madeleine >
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Madeleine

Madeleine

Starting school should have been a carefree and exciting time in Madeleine’s life – imagine this being over-shadowed by worrying about how to manage her life-threatening disease at school.

That’s exactly what Patrice and Nathan have endured since February this year, when 5-year old Madeleine started school.

‘It’s a real worry, not being with her all the time. She’s so young, it’s a big responsibility looking after diabetes at school.’

Madeleine was only 4 years old when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in April last year. She was tired and grumpy. There was a new baby in the family and a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes wasn’t even in her parent’s thoughts.

You or someone you love might have experienced a health scare as well.

People like Madeleine need to manage diabetes every day and for them, their families and carers, life will never be the same. Their body changes, they have to manage new treatments and medications and there is the constant fear of getting it wrong.

Aaron Aaron >
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Aaron

Aaron

Finding out you have an incurable, life-threatening illness is something no child expects. But at age 8 this is what Aaron was facing.

Starting Year 3 as the first (and only) kid at his school with diabetes. Going to the first birthday party where he couldn’t eat cake. The first time he was given his injection in hospital and had to be held down. “I was so scared,” he remembers and within months, step-by-step his parents had taught him how to inject himself. At age 10 Aaron began attending Diabetes NSW & ACT Camps.

"I thought I was alone in what I was going through,” he says.

On camp, he began to feel like he was ‘normal’ again and that you could have fun and diabetes. More importantly, as a regular camper right through his teens, he gained confidence that he could still live a rewarding, happy life.

The camps still have an enormous influence today on Aaron, who is now 25 and studying to be a registered nurse so he can help others who are ill.

Aaron has also taken his love of our camps a wonderful step further. To give back, for five years he has been one of our volunteer camp leaders.

SPONSORSHIP

How will your sponsorship make a difference?

Diabetes Kids fund is used to extend services to reach more young people, build innovative new programs, to deliver education and support the entire family for whom diabetes management can be a particularly heavy burden.

 

PACKAGES

THE BIG TOP RING MASTER FLYING TRAPEZE
BENEFIT The Big Top The Big Top The Big Top
Premium tickets in a prime location 20 tickets 10 tickets 10 tickets
Company signage on your table
Advertising in the event program Inside front & back cover 1 page 1/2 page
Advertisement on screen during the event
Logo recognition
Name recognition
Verbal acknowledgement by MC
Promotion to the wider diabetes community through
Company logo and acknowledgement in the winter edition of Circle magazine (June 21). Circulation 145,000+
Company logo and acknowledgement in one monthly e newsletter to Diabetes NSW & ACT members. Circulation 19,000
Acknowledgement in social media including Facebook and twitter. Circulation 13,500+
Acknowledgement and logo on Diabetes NSW & ACT website (56,000+ hits per month) with link to your website
Click here to download the Cirque Gala Sponsorship Kit

CONTACT US

Please note that adjustments to packages can be made according to the needs of the sponsor. Tailored packages are also available.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the Big Top!

Sally

Sally Cox-Mulvenney

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility & Corporate Partnerships
sallycm@diabetesnsw.com.au
02 9552 9861
Holly

Holly Anstey

Client Services Manager, Corporate Partnerships
hollya@diabetesnsw.com.au
02 9552 9923
Melanie

Melanie Lowe

Business Development Manager, Corporate Partnerships
melaniel@diabetesnsw.com.au
02 9552 9848