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The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation regrets to advise the planned 2020 Emerald Ball on Saturday 23rd May at ICC Sydney has been postponed.

The outbreak of coronavirus has caused some challenges for us and due to the risk posed by being in large crowds, it is a necessary precaution to ensure that you, as well as our staff, patients and families, are not put at risk. The health and safety of our patients, families, supporters and staff is our number one priority.

Emerald Ball is the highlight of the calendar for Kids Rehab not only because it raises vital funds, but also because it brings together families, staff and generous supporters for a wonderful rewarding event.

Please see below a message from Dr Mary-Clare Waugh, Head of Kids Rehab at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead who will explain why we have made this decision.


For any questions or further enquiries please contact Tess Assaad on 9845 2767 or email: [email protected]



Why is the event postponed?

You would have seen in the news recently that there has been an outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This has caused some challenges for us and due to the risk posed by being in large crowds, has sadly meant that we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Emerald Ball 2020.

What is the new date for Emerald Ball?

Given the unprecedented and evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we will monitor this activity and update accordingly in the coming months.

Can I make a donation?

Absolutely. Kids Rehab relies on the support from our generous supporters, sponsors and donors.  If you would like to donate the cost of your ticket or table to Kids Rehab, please click here.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.

What is COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

For the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, please visit NSW Health’s website.