Media Release: 1500 children go wild at the Adelaide Convention Centre!

12-Jun-2017 5:26 PM

More than 1500 children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs will party away in the warmth of the Adelaide Convention Centre this Wednesday, 14 June, together with more than 700 carers and volunteers.

Specials schools and classes from all around the state will gather for a fun filled day with face painters, airbrush tattooists, a mini bouncy castle, party games, balloon animals, photo booths and liberty swings for children in wheelchairs. 

Favourite characters such as Bananas in Pyjamas, Elmo and the Variety Mascot will be roaming the room, which will be decorated in a ‘Wild West’ theme in preparation for the Variety Annual Themed Ball the following Friday, and some children will dress up in theme for the occasion. 

Entertainment will include band, the Flaming Sambucas and Character Works show and the day will finish with an impressive and colourful balloon drop over the dance floor.

For many of the children attending, this is one of only a few outings they are able to have each year due to their special needs or family circumstances making a regular day out nearly impossible. 

Ladies of Variety Chair, Jan-Maree Wauer says,

‘’The Variety Surprise Party is one that kids can come to and let loose, no matter what their challenges are.  We are here to celebrate inclusiveness in a safe, caring and supported environment for children that are faced with some adversity in their lives - with absolutely no skimping on the party element!’’.

The surprise party is in its seventh year and is organised by the volunteer Ladies of Variety Committee, with special thanks to the Adelaide Convention Centre who donate the venue.

Topic: Sports

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