The Lifeline H2H Sapphire Gala Ball
The Sapphire Gala Ball is an annual fundraiser for Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury. This event raises vital funds to provide Lifeline’s crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Sapphire Gala Ball Update:
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, a challenging economic climate, and our commitment to physical distancing when Sydney re-opens, we feel it is not the right time to be bringing people together at a large-scale indoor event. I’m sure that you share our sadness in having to cancel for the second year in a row, but I hope you agree that it’s the safest way forward.
Since the advent of COVID in Australia early last year, Lifeline has received record rates of calls - the highest number in its 57-year history. Help seekers reached out to Lifeline for support with issues relating to everything from anxiety, depression, isolation and loneliness to unemployment, financial hardship, relationship pressures, grief and mental illness.
Just as Lifeline was having to meet greater community need on the frontlines of the pandemic, it was having to either cancel or reconfigure all of the events and activities it normally engages in to raise vital funds for the myriad crisis support and suicide prevention services it offers.
The Gala Ball will return in 2022, and we very much hope you will be there to share it with us.
So WATCH THIS SPACE for a confirmed 2022 date later this year, keep well in the meantime, and thank you again for your generosity and much valued support of Lifeline.
Our 2019 Event
The 2019 event, at The Westin Sydney on Saturday 14th September, raised funds to help fund the continuing provision of essential crisis prevention and support services to the communities that Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury serves.
Thank You and Congratulations
Our thanks and congratulations to the very many individuals and teams who made this possible, including our hard-working Sapphire Gala Ball committee and our tireless Fundraising & Events team, the very many volunteers who assisted in ways large and small, The Westin Sydney (what a wonderful venue!), our sponsors (see below), our MC Mark Ferguson, guest speaker Jo Abi, our event photographer Jason Kirk, our entertainers and of course all of you who came along and supported us with amazing generosity, making it truly a night to remember. Thank you, all of you!
Our Sapphire Gala Ball corporate sponsors
Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury thanks the following organisations for their valued high-level sponsorship of this important fundraising event.