Stewart House ball adds Bollywood spice

The annual Stewart House Gala Ball will be held on Saturday June 22 and will feature Bollywood-inspired entertainment and surprises.

The Stewart House Gala Ball is not to be missed with Bollywood entertainment.

This is the major fundraising event for Stewart House NSW public education’s charity of choice and raises much needed funds to provide care for the 1800 public school children who attend Stewart House annually.

Join supporters of Stewart House for a wonderful evening of fabulous fine dining, live music and dancing with Jellybean Jam from 6.30pm at the Hilton Hotel Sydney.

Guests are asked to dress in black tie or Bollywood theme. Tickets are $2000 for a table of 10 guests and include Indian themed canapés, followed by a two-course meal and drinks. There will also be a raffle with fantastic prizes and an auction.

For more information or to book tickets, contact Amanda Bisset on (02) 9938 3021 or email amanda@stewarthouse.org.au.

Stewart House’s vital work

Stewart House is a not for profit organisation based at Curl Curl on the Northern Beaches. It was formed more than 80 years ago by the NSW education and health departments and Federation.

Each year, Stewart House provides 12-day respite care for 1800 NSW and ACT public school children in need of a break from their current circumstance.

An invitation to attend Stewart House is extended only through public school principals on advice from classroom teachers, school counsellors, other departmental welfare staff and Family and Community Services officers. Ninety children at any one time, from year 1 to year 10, aged from six to 16 years, are eligible to attend at no cost to the child’s primary caregiver.

Each year Stewart House must raise $2.9 million to operate and relies entirely on charitable donations.

During their stay, children are provided with optometric, dental and medical screening and treatment if necessary as well as emotional support. This is balanced with health and educational programs and out of school activities to boost their self-esteem and to promote a healthier lifestyle.

Visit www.stewarthouse.org.au for more information.