PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY
Our premier event of the year, Ladybird Care Foundation’s Gala Dinner 2023
was held at 6pm on Saturday 26th August, 2023
At Brisbane City Hall, King George Square with MC Duncan Armstrong, live auction, guest speaker Jay McNeill, online raffle and live entertainment.
Say Their Name
THE STRING QUARTET in King George Square is drenched in a Ladybirdcochineal light which blazes from the facade of City Hall. Inside the Grand Ballroom photographers roam, tables are laid, and Virtuosity smashes out a stream of pop classics in a blue haze.
Across the stage, three luminous words:
SAY THEIR NAME
550 attendees will say cherished names tonight. Some are rarely spoken aloud, but we ache to say them. And when we say them, it aches.
"Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you currently have is not permanent",
quotes Wendy Collins, Ladybird's General Manager.
If your child has passed away, you know the nightmare of that 'feeling you currently have'. It is not sustainable. Merely to grope about blindly for a shred of light in the darkness is an achievement by itself.
The Ladybird Care Foundation exists to send hope through the dark. It arrives to take your outstretched hand in the form of another parent who:
also knows that feeling,
is proof that it is not permanent, and
will stay with you until light dawns again.