Whats On In 2017

Whats On In 2017

DEBRA Australia has big plans in 2017. Here are just some of the major events that are happening this year, that we’re excited for.

Tough Tilly Day

7th January 2017

You can still grab your tickets and head away for a great weekend raising Awareness and funds for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). With some Australian music legends lined up to entertain, we invite you to bring your picnic rug and chairs and come along to support the fight against EB with 50% of all funds raised going to DEBRA Australia.

Morrisons Winery
Merool Lane
Moama, NSW

Contact Details:
Ricky Robertson 0488153111

To purchase tickets for Tough Tilly Day 2017 click here.

Victor Harbor Half Marathon South Australia

5th February 2017

Are you ready for your New Year challenge? Register for the Victor Harbor Half Marathon. There is something for everyone with the following events available on the day: 21.1km, 10km 5km and a 1km Kids Fun Run. As part of The Million Dollar Run the Victor Harbor Marathon will join the fundraising force to help Andrew get closer to his target of $1 Million Dollars for DEBRA Australia.

You can register here now!

Brighter Days Festival

11th – 13th March, 2017

The Brighter Days Festival, held in Bright, Victoria is on again this year from the 11th – 13th of March. It’s the perfect weekend for all the Bike and Car enthusiasts out there and filled with loads of entertainment for all ages.

The festival was created by a collection of motorcycle and classic car enthusiasts and musicians to help raise funds for children’s charities in Australia. DEBRA Australia has been chosen as one of those lucky charities and we are delighted to be a part of this amazing event.

For more information and to book your tickets click here.

Melbourne Market Golf and Bowls Day

24th March, 2017

The Melbourne Market is set to impress again in 2017 by including barefoot bowls to their traditional Golf Day line up which raises funds for DEBRA Australia.

Registrations are now open so please spread the word!

Opportunities are available to enter a team of four for golf and/or bowls via a Gold Sponsorship, Tee or Bowls Lane Sponsorship or regular team entry. As usual there are huge benefits and a great day is had by everyone while supporting EB families.

Every cent raised from the event will be donated directly to Debra Australia so please support this event by entering your team.

– Friday 24 March 2017

– Heidelberg Golf Club, 8 Main Road, Lower Plenty

– Golf Registration from 11.00 am with shogun start at 12 noon
– Bowls Registration from 12.30 pm with start at 1.00 pm

– Registration includes golf or bowls game, carts, lunch, dinner and event tshirt
– Chance to win a Toyota Forklift value at $28,880
– Compete with AFL legends for the longest golf drive or closest to the pin
– Perpetual trophy for the winning team
– All funds raised donated to DERBA Australia

For more information contact fundraising@debra.org.au

The Cotton Ball Melbourne

29th April, 2017

The 2017 Cotton Ball will be held at Melbourne’s, Atlantic Group’s Peninsula Room, Central Pier, Docklands on Saturday, April 29th. This gala event will raise vital funds for the EB community, with 10% of funds raised donated to DEBRA Australia and the remaining 90% of fund dedicated to Australia’s new EB Research Foundation.

To buy tickets for The Cotton Ball click here.


May, 2017

Save the date for this exciting new National Campaign being held by DEBRA Australia. Reach your personal goals while also helping raise funds and awareness for DEBRA Australia. This campaign is a great way to set a personal goal or for community groups, schools and teams to help DEBRA raise vital funds.

More information will be available in the coming months.

BravE Butterfly Gala

9th September, 2017

DEBRA Australia is proud to present the inaugural BravE Butterfly Gala at the exciting Hyatt Regency on the Sydney Harbour.

We are set to get your senses racing next year as we present a night filled with entertainment, 5 star food and 5 star location. All funds raised from the evening will go to DEBRA Australia’s Family Support Programs so we can provide our much needed services to all our families across Australia.

If you would like to help and join the event committee or for sponsorship opportunities please get in touch with bianca.ciccia@debra.org.au.

We’ll have more information for you soon, in the mean time check out our Facebook Page and make sure you share our Facebook Event Page out to all your friends and family.

Dine and Donate

October 2017

Whether it’s having a BBQ, going out for dinner or catching up for some sweet treats there is one thing that we all enjoy doing and that’s having a catch up over some great food.

During the month of October, we are asking all our fellow foodies to get involved with Dine and Donate in support of the precious ‘Butterfly Children’ and DEBRA Australia.

You can hold a night in with friends, attend one of our many restraurants/cafe’s that are supporting the campaign and make a donation or get your school involved with a food or cake stall.
You can find our more information about how to get involved here.

DEBRA International Annual Congress

24th – 26th November, 2017

The next DEBRA International Annual Congress will be held at the Amora Hotel in Wellington, New Zealand from the 24th – 26th of November.

DEBRA Australia invites all EB families to consider attending the New Zealand patient conference which is the first time to be held on this side of the globe. More details will follow once available and confirmed by DEBRA New Zealand. DEBRA Australia will do our best to support in part as many families and health professionals to attend this event, however now would be the time to set up a saving plan if you wish to attend.

More information about the International Conference can be found here.

The Million Dollar Run

Coming in 2017

Andrew Biszczak is training hard for his 2900km Adelaide to Brisbane solo Charity Run for DEBRA Australia which incorporates an average of 5 Marathons a week for 3 Months & one clear objective – To raise a minimum of a Million Dollars for the courageous ‘Butterfly Children’ around Australia.

Please follow the adventure and support Andrew when he takes on the challenge this year.

You can support Andrew and The Million Dollar Run by checking out Andrew’s Website, Facebook or Donating.

2017-10-09T20:08:05+00:00 January 6th, 2017|News|1 Comment

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  1. Sandra Strachan April 26, 2017 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    Andrew & Family,
    I saw this story on T.V. last week and have not been able to get it out of my mind. I can totally understand now how you and your family have given up everything to raise money for these kids. Decided to look it all up today. Cannot believe no government funding for these poor children, no rebate for bandaging etc. on and on. I am dumfounded!!
    I am only a mature pensioner so not much spare cash. But what I am good at is fundraising and promotions, I will be looking into this very seriously. I normally commit my time & everything I have to the Royal Children’s Hospital but after reading all this about these kids there must be something our community can do, no matter how small It seems every little bit will help. You and your family are amazing people for what you are doing, will be tracking you carefully and make you a promise I will also find a way of raising some money.

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