FILMING OPP - REMINDER - THURS 1 NOV - CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR 5000 KIDS

30-Nov-2016 8:31 PM

5000 DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF THE VARIETY CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

10.00AM – 1.30PM  THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Southbank

Join us on Thursday as Variety – the Children’s Charity celebrates 30 years of the Children’s Christmas Party, our 150,000th guest and over 240,000 volunteer hours.

5000 children who are sick, disadvantaged or living with disability will enjoy carnival rides, stage shows, interactive displays and activities, Variety Bash cars, roving characters, a gift for all and a visit for Santa as the charity takes over the ENTIRE Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Southbank.

A feel good event, Variety’s biggest annual give and, for many of the children attending, the ONLY celebration they enjoy at Christmas time, all supported by over 1,000 volunteers.
For more information visit variety.org.au/vic

Key Times
10.00 Children gather in foyer
10.30 Doors open to our 30th party
11.30  Santa’s Grand Entrance
11.50 150,000th guest honoured on stage by Alex Papps and Variety CEO
12.00 Zodo the Clown presented with award for volunteering for 30 years

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Many of the children present are in protective custody. As such, all photographers and film crews must contact Variety Victoria Marketing & Communications Manager Georgie Smith.

What: Variety Children’s Christmas Party
When: Thursday 1 December
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Normanby Road, South Wharf
Contact: Georgie Smith, Marketing & Communications Manager, 0419 880 705

DO NOT PHOTOGRAPH CHILDREN WITH FLOURESENT ORANGE OVAL STICKER

Interview Opps – families and children, MC Alex Pappas, Santa, Variety CEO Janette Connolly, volunteers and of course SANTA!
 

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