Sydney Gala Event

Château des fleurs

The ACO's 2014 Sydney Fundraising Gala

Presented by Maserati

Wednesday 22 October 2014


Our annual Sydney Fundraising Gala, Château des fleurs, presented by Maserati, took place on Wednesday 22 October at the University of Sydney. On arrival, guests enjoyed drinks under the flowering jacaranda in the Quad before moving upstairs to MacLaurin Hall, which had been filled with stunning floral displays by Poho Flowers.

The Chaser’s Julian Morrow and Chris Taylor were hilarious MCs and guests were treated to a delicious feast designed by Luke Mangan and prepared by Mark White and his team from Katering. Of course, the highlight of the evening was a beautiful concert by Richard Tognetti and the ACO.

The evening was a great success and raised $470,000 for our Education Program. Thanks to this support, in 2015 we will continue to expand our workshops for young people with disabilities, as well as our regional schools program and our primary schools programs in Matraville, Waterloo, Little Bay and Sunshine. As guest speaker Gaye Bell said at the Event, "your support will make a huge difference to some very special kids."

We’d like to thank John Taberner and the Sydney Event Committee for their amazing support.

Click here to download the Auction Catalogue.

For more information about our fundraising events please contact Tom Tansey, ACO Events Manager on or phone 02 8274 3828.

(Photos: Fiora Sacco)