Sylvanvale Cocktail Party

June 20, 2018
Colourful Cocktail Party Raises $37K for Kids Club
June 22, 2018

Thursday 22 June 2018

Colourful Cocktail Party Raises More Than $37K for Kids with Disability

Glowing cocktails, fire-eating violinists and artistic ice carving were all on offer at Sylvanvale’s Annual Cocktail Party at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre on Friday 15 June 2018.

The event raised in excess of $37,000 and means that Sylvanvale is now much closer to its goal of creating a state of the art hub where children with disability can be cared for in beautiful surroundings and have access to fun learning technology, games and sensory spaces.

Guests at Friday’s event included Ms Eleni Petinos, MP, State Member for Miranda, Sutherland Shire Councillor Tom Croucher, representing the Mayor of Sutherland Shire Council and Sutherland Shire Councillor Steve Simpson, representing Club Central. Also in attendance were Sylvanvale’s Chairman Jeff McCarthy; Director David Rafferty, Sylvanvale’s Chief Executive Officer Leanne Fretten, as well as Sylvanvale supporters, families and staff.

A very generous group of individuals and businesses contributed to the event, including major sponsors Total Car Body Repairs, St George Foodservice, Club Central, Westfield Miranda, Singleton Moore Signs, Edmen Staffing Solutions and Hazelhurst Cafe.
Sylvanvale’s Kids Club ensures that school aged children with disability build new skills, socialise and are supported after school, during school holidays and on weekends. Kids Club gives parents of children with disability the opportunity and peace of mind to go to work and get through the multitude of things they need to do every day, just like any other family.

Sylvanvale CEO Leanne Fretten said, “A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Cocktail Party, and especially our amazing sponsors.”

“Thanks to them, Sylvanvale Kids Club is one step closer to being a place that inspires creativity and imagination for the children that go there – matching the wonderful care they already receive there,” said Leanne.

About Sylvanvale

Sylvanvale Foundation was formed in 1947 when a group of parents united to form an organisation that would give their children with a disability a better quality of life through access to education and social inclusion. Today we support over 750 children and adults from a range of cultural backgrounds across the Greater Sydney Region to live and participate in their community, as they choose.


For more information or to organise an interview or photo opportunity, please contact Andrea MacKay, Media & Communications Specialist, Sylvanvale, ph 0401 977 096, 8536 0112 or email