Light The Night Busselton - 'A Teddy Bears Picnic' Proudly sponsored by Leeuwin Civil
Light the Night is the Leukaemia Foundation’s beautiful evening lantern walk, where Australians come together and transform the darkness into a sea of glowing light to beat blood cancer. It’s your night to walk beside those facing their own blood cancer journey, and to remember loved ones lost.
But it’s more than that – it’s your time to help raise vital funds for research to beat blood cancer. This year, we aim to raise $1.3 million to fund vital blood cancer research.
Grab your teddy bear and picnic blanket and join our us for an evening of fun and reflection at the Busselton Ampitheatre. Then unite with our amazing community to reflect, remember and show your support with an inspiring lantern walk along our iconic jetty, or buy your ticket for our special sunset jetty train kindly donated by the Busselton Jetty (tickets available in the near future).
Participants carry lanterns in symbolic colours of blue, white and gold on a beautiful, reflective walk.
Gold … to remember loved ones lost
White … to honour those battling the disease, and those who have won the fight
Blue ... to show support and hope for a cure for the future
Bring your friends and family along as there will be entertainment including live music from Latehorse, who has been part of our Light The Night Family since our inaugural event in 2014, an exciting demo from the team at Gravity ETC, hover ball safe tip archery from the guys at Busselton Archery Park, Jesse Wind Wanderer roaming interactive storyteller, teddy bear games and more.
This year we encourage kids to bring along their favourite teddy bear and enter one of our teddy bear competitions, with lots of exciting prizes to be won and to take a selfie with a giant teddy bear to be in the running for an awesome prize.
Please consider helping us to fundraise before the event by clicking the 'sign up' button on our Facebook page and to reserve your free lantern. You will receive an online fundraising page and fundraising kit! Remember, just $80 can accommodate a regional family in Perth whilst their family member is receiving treatment. If you register and raise over $20 you will also receive a free lantern on the night as a thank you!
We hope to see you there to #givehope to blood cancer patients and their families. Make a difference! #lightthenightbusselton
5:00 PM Lantern Collection, Teddy Bears Picnic, Entertainment and Games
7:00 PM Speeches and Raffle Drawn
7:30 PM Jetty Walk and VIP Jetty Train Departs (train only departs 5 mins after the Lantern Lighting Ceremony has finished)