BIG DREAMS GALA BALL
With more than 48,000 children living in foster care, there has never been a more vital time to support kids in care. Together, we can help to break the cycle of disadvantage.
Children enter the foster care system when they are unable to live with their families, often due to child abuse, trauma and neglect, resulting in poor health and attachments.
Poor literacy is often repeated from one generation to the next, creating chronic disadvantage within families and communities.
Unfortunately, there is evidence that a considerable proportion of children living in foster care are not meeting national benchmarks of literacy and numeracy. Without early intervention, mentoring, and support, these children are at far greater risk of poorer educational outcomes than other children, which can lead to a life of disadvantage and unrealised potential.
By attending our Big Dreams Gala Ball, or by participating in our online raffle, you will be helping The Pyjama Foundation’s to continue it’s important work with kids in care.
WHEN – Saturday 8 October 2022
TIME – 6:00pm – 11:00pm
WHERE – Sir Charles Kingsford Smith Ballroom, Royal on the Park, 152 Alice Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000
DRESS – Black Tie
TICKETS – $185 per person, $180 for Pyjama Angels/Volunteers and $1800 per table of 10
We are seeking product donations to raise much-needed funds for our Love of Learning Program.
Expose your brand and business to a room full of engaged guests, including high net worth corporates, Government officials and potential customers/clients. Most importantly, help us raise as much money as we can on the night for kids in care!
GET RECOGNISED FOR YOUR SUPPORT
We kindly ask for your generous patronage through the donation of product (or a service) for use at our Big Dreams Gala Ball in the Live/Silent Auctions and fundraising activities to help us raise as much funds as possible for our Love of Learning Program which is offered free to children living in foster care.
The aim of the Love of Learning Program is to empower kids with learning, life skills and confidence so that they can achieve their life dreams. In return for your generosity and support, we promise to recognise your company as a supporter of the event.
OUR GOLD EVENT SPONSOR: CGC
CGC is a civil engineering company based in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast that specialises in geotechnical services for transport and civil infrastructure. CGC has been involved in many of South-East Queensland’s important transport projects such as Coomera Connector, Cross River Rail, Toowoomba Second Range Crossing and Bruce Highway upgrades.
Alongside delivering smart, practical engineering solutions, CGC is committed to positive social change. CGC is Australia’s only certified engineering social enterprise, with a mission to improve learning opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. CGC has pledged to invest half its profits into initiatives with partners such as the Pyjama Foundation. To date, CGC has invested in mentoring, STEM and career pathways programs, university scholarships, as well as financing hardship funds, ipads and laptops at partner schools.
OUR BRONZE EVENT SPONSOR: ORG LAW
O’Connor, Ruddy & Garrett is a Brisbane CBD based succession law firm that specialises in wills + estate planning, family business succession planning, estate administration, estate disputes, elder law and property transaction services. They focus on providing clients with the security, peace of mind and protection they deserve.
They are a boutique law practice that prides itself on personal service and offering a tailored solution while building understanding, trust, and success. Director, Christopher O’Connor has recently been recognised by the “Best Lawyers in Australia” for Trusts and Estates (2023 Edition) , as nominated by his peers. He uses his skill to help individuals, families and family businesses to ensure that there is a smooth transition from one generation to the next while trying to reduce the risk of litigation.
OUR EVENT SUPPORTERS
Thank you to these following local businesses who help to make our event possible.