Having a ball for kids and families who need it most

1 June 2016





We held our annual Gala Ball on 14 May and raised over $125,000 for treatment for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. More than 400 guests attended the French-inspired evening at the Sofitel Brisbane, participating in silent auctions, raffles and a lottery to raise funds for vulnerable children and families.

Last year 42,457* children were confirmed as abused or neglected in Australia, an increase on the year before, said Dr Neil Carrington, CEO, Act for Kids.

“It’s a sad fact the one child every 13 minutes experiences abuse or neglect in Australia –  to such a degree that authorities step in,” said Dr Carrington.

“We’re incredibly grateful to our ball guests and sponsors Mercedes-Benz Brisbane, Budget Direct and SRJ Accountants.

“The money raised at Act for Kids’ Gala Ball will go a long way towards restoring little lives.”

*Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Child protection Australia 2014-15.