All the big names were out at Woolloomoolloo Wharf to lend a hand to Sony Foundations annual Wharf4Ward fundraising charity lunch where 850 of the countries stars enjoyed a water front treat of fine food , wine and entertainment, raising over half a million dollars in the process for Sony’s charity campaign ‘You Can’ which through a combined campaign effort setup by Sony and Canteen helps to raise funds and awareness for specialised youth cancer care and services Australia wide. Some of the Sony Artists aiding the appeal included Timomatic and Justice Crew as well as a special appearance from Jessica Mauboy as well as performances from the X-Factor finalists.
Each major network also helped support the event with such household names as Channel Sevens Natalie Bassingthwaite, Nines Georgie Gardner and Channel Tens Natarsha Belling amongst many others all hosting the event. Peter Garrett made a surprise appearance and many other celebrities all helped to achieve such an amazing amount which will give so much to many who have so little.
Sophie Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Foundation Australia, said: “800 guests, six restaurants, 200m of wharf, five live music acts and 11 hosts – the recipe for an amazing day. It was also a great example of how people can come together to raise more than half a million dollars for a much-needed cause. This money goes to Sony Foundation’s ‘You Can’ campaign to help young Australians survive cancer and we’re ecstatic with the result. This money will make a measurable difference to the lives of young Australians with cancer”.
The guests enjoyed the food of some of Sydneys finest dining establishments along the wharf including Akis, China Doll, Mantra, Otto Ristorante, Cristinis and Kingsleys Steak and Crabhouse.