Famed as one of the largest and most vibrant charity balls in Queensland, The Coffee Club Telethon Ball will be held on Saturday 19 November 2016 at the Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills.
The theme for this year's gala will be 'A Night in New York' – think Frank Sinatra’s old New York, Broadway, the Cotton Club and Art Deco styling.
The Coffee Club Telethon Ball is presented alongside the Channel Nine Telethon live broadcast and guests will share in the star-studded entertainment lineup. The two events work towards one big goal - to raise vital funds for the Children's Hospital Foundation.
This year's event is expected to attract around 1000 guests and will be the hottest, must-have ticket in town. So, start spreading the news...
Our beneficiary, the Children’s Hospital Foundation, funds crucial medical equipment and life-changing research into childhood illness and injury. They provide care, entertainment and support to sick kids and their families, often for many months and years. To continue their work saving lives, lessening the hurt and helping sick kids heal, they rely on donations and gifts from those who, like us, want to help sick kids get better and go home.
The 2016 ambassador for The Coffee Club Telethon Ball is an inspirational young man called Maxwell. When Max was just 10 years old, he was diagnosed with multiple brain tumours in his ventricle system. He underwent several significant brain operations, including surgery which went for more than seven hours.
As a result of Maxwell’s intense surgery, he lost 50 percent of his vision, and required a high level of care and support to re-learn the things he used to take for granted, such as walking, reading and playing sport with his friends.
Now that Max has completed chemotherapy, he is starting to get back to a more normal life. He has just started high school and is playing cello in the Queensland Youth Orchestra. Max is also enjoying learning how to play the piano and played soccer for his school this year.
Max is an inspirational young man who has also raised more than $40,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. In his recovery, Max is looking forward to continuing to help raise money for medical research to help kids just like him.