Sparkle for Hope Ball set to dazzle for a good cause

Sparkle for Hope

The Child Cancer Foundation is gearing up for their annual Sparkle for Hope Ball and Gala Dinner in Christchurch. Now in its 15th year, the glittering, black-tie affair is set to take place at Te Whareroa, ARA Institute of Technology on Saturday the 10th of August. Proceedings will kick-off at 5.30pm and come to a close at midnight.

Presented by the Scenic Hotel Group, the ball has become a popular fixture on Canterbury’s social calendar. Guests will be treated to a superb three-course meal, fine wine, live entertainment and the opportunity to bid on some outstanding auction prizes such as an Elton John concert package and a ‘Spanish Wonders’ overseas trip.

In keeping with previous balls, one of the families the foundation supports will share their cancer experience with guests during the course of the evening. Silent auctions and raffles will also take place throughout the event. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Child Cancer Foundation which supports Kiwi kids with cancer and their families.

Child Cancer Foundation’s Business Development Manager Claire Robb says that in the past, the ball has attracted guests from near and far who dress to impress and bid generously. This year is already off to a promising start with tables selling fast and interest running high.

Adds Robb: “Last year’s ball raised an impressive $124 000 for the foundation. This year, Child Cancer Foundation hopes to break this record and raise even more so that it can continue to provide personalised support for Kiwi kids and their families at a time in their lives when they need it most.”

Three Kiwi kids are diagnosed with cancer every week in New Zealand. The Child Cancer Foundation supports children diagnosed with cancer and their families without any government funding, so every donation really counts.  

Tickets are on sale now. Tables of 10 are available for $1,900 plus GST. To book or donate, get in touch with Jane at For further information, go to

About Child Cancer Foundation:

The Child Cancer Foundation was established in 1978 to support Kiwi kids diagnosed with cancer. Today, the foundation provides personalised practical, financial and social support to children and their loved ones. Child Cancer Foundation does not receive any government funding and relies entirely on the generosity of New Zealanders so that it can continue to provide meaningful support to families when they need it most. For more information, go to

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