More than 300 invited guests gathered to raise over one million for the 2019 Silver Party, an annual event raising funds for the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. The black-tie event was held at ‘Swifts’, the grand private residence in Darling Point made available thanks to the generosity of owners Shane and Penny Moran. The ‘Hollywood Silver Screen’ theme was brought to life by Australia’s event gurus, Rizer who transformed the iconic to evoke the Hollywood glamour of the days gone by.
 

With a guest list comprising the who’s who of Sydney, the 2019 Silver Party raised just over one million on the night. This has brought the funds raised by Silver to over $7 million which has assisted in funding critical areas in the Hospital including medical genetics, the Emergency Department and specialist surgeons. This year the money raised will support the Kids Cancer Centre at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. The Kids Cancer Centre is the only centre in Australia dedicated to researching and treating childhood cancer under one roof, acting as a bridge between science and care.

This year Silver welcomed longstanding partners Moët & Chandon along with Rockpool Group steed by Neil Perry. Other generous supporters included Abercrombie & Kent, Dior, Paspaley, Christian Louboutin, Burberry, Amilla Fushi and Ferrari who donated a number of luxury prizes from safaris and shopping experiences to an island getaway and the ultimate luxury driving adventure.

The inimitable Justin Miller auctioned items including a day on the harbor for 14 guests on luxury motor yacht ‘Illusion’ which raised $21,000, an Abercrombie & Kent ‘Kenya Under Canvas’ safari for 9 nights which raised $18,000. A private dinner for 12 hosted by Guillaume Brahimi which raised $42,000, a money can’t buy experience to visit the Ferrari Factory in Maranello raising $23,000. A luxury getaway for five nights to Amilla Fushi raised $21,000 along with a Los Angeles experience including return Business class tickets with Virgin Australia and a 3 night stay at the world-renowned Beverly Hills Hotel which raised $28,000.

Guests who sipped on Moët & Chandon and joined the enjoyed the silver fun included, Shane & Penny Moran, Amber Symond, Justin Hemmes, Alina Barlow, John & Marly Boyd, Lionel & Lisa Lee, Nicky Oatley, Tom & Hoda Waterhouse, Terry Biviano & Anthony Minichello, Richard Wilkinson, Alyce Tran, Camille Freeman-Topper, Christine Salter, Deborah Symond O’Neil, Nadia Fairfax, Blainey North, Chris & Tracey-Ann Oxley, Karin Upton Baker & Grant Schaffer.

By Melissa Hoyer