LASTING HAPPINESS FOR SICK KIDS THANKS TO STARLIGHT FIVE CHEFS SA
Our SA Starlight Five Chefs Dinner at the InterContinental Adelaide was a fitting finale to the 2019 series!
Combine five amazing chefs with the incredible support of so many people and the result was a spectacular event raising vital funds for sick kids.
Our warmest thanks to chefs Tom Jack, Lachlan Colwill, Tony Hart, Asher Blackford and Duncan Welgemoed for creating an unforgettable dining experience.
Thanks also to our South Australian Wine Partners: Henschke, Mitolo, Paracombe, Serafino, Shaw + Smith and Simon Tolley.
Starlight Five Chefs Dinners raise vital funds to enable Starlight to continue to help sick kids like Olivia cope with the pain and sadness of illness, treatment and hospital.
Olivia was just six when she was diagnosed with a rare cancer known as Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma.
Thankfully Starlight was there bringing Olivia much-needed fun and happiness helping her get through her gruelling rounds of chemotherapy.
The excitement and planning of her Starlight Wish gave Olivia something positive to focus on and helped distract her from the reality of her illness.
“Starlight has an incredible impact; words cannot describe how happy we are that Starlight was there for us during and after Olivia’s treatment,” her mum said. “Olivia’s Starlight Wish created memories that we will have forever.”
What happens in childhood lasts a lifetime and throughout the evening, guests were reminded of the long-term difference their support makes.
Australian singer songwriter Nathan Cavaleri shared his Starlight story and reflected on the difference his Starlight Wish has had on his life.
Nathan was diagnosed with leukaemia as a child and his life became consumed by hospital and treatment. He describes his wish as a bright light during a very dark time.
"Starlight really helped to keep the fire in me alight to help me fight on," he said.
We can’t thank Nathan enough for being part of our Starlight Five Chef Dinners this year and so generously giving his time and sharing his immense musical talents.
Thanks also to Leigh McClusky MC and to auctioneer Stuart Gregor for their incredible talents on the night!
To our Presenting Partner Virgin Australia, National Partner Vittoria Coffee and South Australia State Sponsor Seeley International, the event simply could not happen without you.
That’s a wrap for the 2019 Starlight Five Chefs Dinner series! Thank you to everyone who helped contribute to the success of these amazing events bringing vital fun and happiness to seriously ill children.
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