What started out as an incredibly hot day, turned into a beautiful evening when families and friends came together for the 2019 Family Night Out at Gloucester Park on Saturday, November 9.
The exceptional Perth Symphony Orchestra had everyone singing along and showing off their best dance moves as they performed two sets of their family favourites. There were lots of Disney tunes for the kids and later in the evening mums and dads got to enjoy some current and classic hits from Katy Perry, Smashing Pumpkins, and Ed Sheeran, just to name a few!
Supporting the Perth Symphony Orchestra was the incredibly talented local artist JAX. Her powerhouse vocals were a great indication of the level of talent and entertainment attendees were to expect throughout the night.
Children had the choice of a variety of fun activities to stay entertained all afternoon. There was face-painting, bouncy castles, a cuddly animal farm, giant games, bubbles, and even a slip n slide!
“We absolutely had the best time,” said one attendee. “We couldn’t wipe the smiles off our faces.”
The Family Night Out was all about bridging the gap between cancer research and the community. Kerrin Hampson, whose son underwent treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia when he was just 15-months-old, shared her emotional story with attendees and highlighted the need to continue raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research.
“This event was the biggest CLCRF have organised and it certainly brought our community together,” said CEO Andrea Alexander.
It’s no surprise that events like these cannot happen without a lot of help and we would like to send our deepest thanks to our wonderful volunteers!
“The CLCRF volunteers did an amazing job in setting up, manning the merchandise tent, kids activities and packing everything away and cleaning up at the end of the night. We could not have done it without them,” Andrea expressed.
“A HUGE thank you to Kylie Dalton who, through sheer determination and negotiation skills, put this event together.”
We would like to thank everyone who came along to this year’s Family Night Out and we hope to see you all again at our next one in 2021!
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