Second Half the Sky Sydney Benefit

Our second Annual Sydney Benefit held on 17 November 2017, was a chance to remember courageous children who depend on each of us to prioritise their dreams and potential.

The stunning Macquarie Global Headquarters again provided the perfect meeting place for our intimate event and it was so heart-warming to witness many of our 150 guests mingling on the balcony whilst taking in the breathtaking Sydney skyline. We are truly indebted to our host Dan Phillips and to our supporters at Macquarie Group Foundation, who welcomed us back with such warmth and continued interest in our cause.

Our guests – including honoured guest, Vice Consul-General of PRC in Sydney, Yang Bo – were treated to a suave performance by Harrison Craig, a delectable menu prepared by Private Chef Winston Zhang and the team at Chefin, and a Silent Auction and Diamond Sky Draw. With so many people joining forces on the night, it is no surprise that an incredible $398,000 was raised.

For the first time this year, we partnered with RoyalPay – our presenting sponsor. RoyalPay’s vibrant CEO, Locky Ge took to the stage and spoke about his quest to better the lives of vulnerable children having deeply reflected on his own life experiences and current circumstances. We thank Locky for his generous contribution and empathy.

And finally, where would any of our events be without our fabulous Premium Event Partners – the Australia China Business Council, Auswan, Canturi, Chefin, Huawei and Wellcom. Their support of the evening not only confirmed brighter futures for disadvantaged children and their communities but also proved that nothing is insurmountable when you have kind and compatible friends in your corner.

*Click here to view photos of this special event.