Friday 12 January 2018
Comedian Luke McGregor will be a guest performer at this year’s Dementia Australia’s annual fundraising gala dinner A Night to Remember.
Luke is an accomplished comedian, who began his career in 2007. He has performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festivals (where he won Best Newcomer awards respectively), the Edinburgh Festival, and the Soho Theatre in London. Luke is the co-creator, co-writer and co-star of smash hit series Rosehaven for ABC and SundanceTV.
The evening will be hosted by Network Ten’s Natarsha Belling, who will be joined by special guest Judah Kelly, and a host of celebrity guests for music, entertainment, live auctions, drinks and three courses of delectable fine dining.
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe said fundraising events like A Night to Remember are crucial as they provided a platform to raise awareness and encourage organisations, businesses, community groups and individuals to make practical changes that help support people living with dementia, their families and carers.
“There is still a great need to increase people’s knowledge and awareness, not only of dementia and what it is, but how it effects every single Australian and what we can all do to help reduce the risk of dementia,” she said.
The event will feature auctions of a wide variety of goods including several exclusive holiday packages and money-can’t-buy experiences. This year, all money raised will go towards funding a new program ‘Better Life for Carers’, which aims to increase the ability of carers to focus on their own health and wellbeing through enhancing self-care skills, providing support and improving resilience.
Dementia Australia Executive Director, Client Services & Education Susan McCarthy said the organisation was delighted to once again be hosting the popular event.
“A Night to Remember promises to be a fun evening for all involved, and provides a wonderful opportunity to come together, shed light on an important issue, and raise money to support carers and the vital role they play in the lives of people living with dementia in our community,” she said.
A Night to Remember will be held at Sydney’s prestigious, Le Montage, on Thursday 22 February 2018, in partnership with Navarra Venues.
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Dementia Australia is the national peak body and charity for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It provides advocacy, support services, education and information. An estimated 436,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach almost 1.1 million by 2058. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia. Dementia Australia’s services are supported by the Australian Government.
National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500
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(The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government Initiative)
Dementia is a National Health Priority Area
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