Total Raised $802,360.00


The Emerald Ball is an annual event that raises much needed funds for Kids Rehab at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.

Families, friends, staff, volunteers and supporters of the Kids Rehab community were warmly invited to attend the 2022 Kids Rehab premier fundraising event, the Emerald Ball.

In true Emerald Ball tradition, guests attending the 2022 Emerald Ball on Saturday 28th May, were treated to a night of spectacular entertainment in the stunning Grand Ballroom at ICC Sydney. Our comeback event was supercharged after a two year hiatus and it did not disappoint.  In celebration of our 23rd anniversary, the night kicked off impressively with a didgeridoo performance by Matthew Dolye, who was later joined on stage by one of Australia’s most loved performers Christine Anu, and her daughter Zipporah. Daryl Braithwaite’s ‘Horses’ was truly an Emerald Ball magical moment that will go down in the history books. Our MC and Patron Sami Lukis stunned in an Eileen Kirby couture dress and did a wonderful job ensuring the blockbuster run order went smoothly.

Also included in the entertainment line-up was comedy’s true masters, Jimeoin and the incredibly awesome, high energised Furnace and the Fundamentals who ensured the party continued well into the late night. Our Auctioneers Fred Frangi & Toby Llewellyn did an outstanding job in the Live Auction & Pledges. There were lots of giveaways, prizes, fabulous items in both the silent and live auction plus one lucky guest walked away with a brand new Subaru XV, thanks to our Platinum Sponsor McGrath Subaru Liverpool.

A highlights video from the event can be viewed and images have been uploaded to the 2022 Emerald Ball photo gallery.

Most importantly, $802,360.00 was raised on the night for children who have a range of disabilities including: Acquired Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Limb Loss, Spinal Cord Injury / Disease, Spina Bifida and Complex Musculoskeletal Disorders.

We take this opportunity to sincerely thank our sponsors, donors, presenters, performers, suppliers and guests for their amazing support and generosity over the years. This community plays a vital role in our operation and only with your support can Kids Rehab at CHW and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation continue to achieve the high standards we set for ourselves, in both patient care and research. Once again, many thanks for your wonderful contribution.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2023 Emerald Ball, which will undoubtedly be another massive event not to be missed!

2022 stellar line-up of entertainment

Sami Lukis

Christine Anu


Daryl Braithwaite

Furnace and the Fundamentals