Our fundraising activities have included literary lunches with guest speakers Anna Funder, Cameron and Sam Bloom, Kate McClymont, Li Cunxin, Lindy Chamberlain, and Germaine Greer;  fashion parades from leading French and Italian designers; gambling nights; golf days; exclusive film screenings; as well as glamorous cocktail parties and events held in private houses.  

In March 2017, the committee welcomed 300 guests to the stunning roof terrace of Merivale's Coogee Pavilion to celebrate the 'End of Summer' with champagne and cocktails.  Our speakers were Sierra Leone refugee, Musu and her foster father John.  It was a heartwarming testament to the amazing success of Barnardos' foster care programmes.  Nearly $90,000 was raised from this event and was dedicated to the the Barnardos' Auburn Centre programmes helping families who have suffered from domestic violence.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Hannah Kent will be joined us with Philip Clark for our ever popular literary lunch at Ivy on 21 November 2017 and this was followed by an elegant cocktail party in April 2018 at the home of Caroline and Rob Stephens.