The annual Humpty Dumpty ball broke new ground on last night when 450 guests raised a record $1.4 million to buy life saving medical equipment for children’s wards in hospitals around Australia.
Doctors and health professionals at 42 hospitals and health services will receive the vital equipment in coming weeks.
“The generosity of guests certainly shows that the community understands just how much help our dedicated medical teams need and how Humpty can assist when Federal and State budgets are stretched to the limit,” says Humpty’s founder and Founder, Paul Francis, OAM.
“Last’s night’s result is unrivalled and I’m grateful for the on-going support of our generous donors, without whom Humpty could not operate.”
“The growth of the Humpty is due entirely the support of the community. There is no other explanation. It is that simple. These people are, quite literally, saving children’s lives,” says Francis.
The annual fund-raising ball at the Four Seasons Hotel was hosted by Humpty’s Patron Ray Martin. Guests, including Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey, tennis legend Ken Rosewall, rugby legend Ken Catchpole and former Commonwealth and Olympic Medallist, Jane Flemming and entertainer Maria Venuti were entertained by Radio City Cats and enjoyed an uplifting performance from the Special Olympics Upper North Shore Dance Performance Group.
2014 Humpty Dumpty Ball 15 November 2014 Four Seasons Hotel Sydney,199 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
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Who should attend? This event is mostly suited for adults.