Refugee Ball 2014

The Refugee Ball is over for another year! 410 guests joined us at Dockside for a spectacular evening of entertainment, and of course fundraising for our work with survivors of trauma.
Photos, video and lots more information about the night will be coming soon, so stay tuned!

The 2014 Refugee Ball is now SOLD OUT!
Things often change at the last minute, so if you’d like to attend the Ball please add your name to our waiting list and we’ll contact you if a ticket becomes available.
To add your name to the list contact Richard Walker on richard.walker@sswahs.nsw.gov.au or (02) 9794 1966

Refugee Ball is coming soon! On October 23rd STARTTS will once again hold our signature fundraising event and it is set to be even better than last year!

The STARTTS Refugee Ball, raising money to support the refugees and trauma survivors that we work with, has become a fixture on the social calendar for those who support refugee issues, and after 5 great years it is only getting better!

In 2013 Refugee Ball was SOLD OUT, and we expect that it will be again. Tickets are available now – don’t wait too long!


Refugee Ball 2014 Details

Date: October 23, 2014
Time: 7pm – 12am
Place: Dockside, Balcony Level, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney
Dress: Lounge Suit
Tickets: $150 per person, $1500 for a table of ten

You can also download the invitation and booking form, fill it out and return to us via post, fax or email.

Download the Invitation and Booking Form  

About The Ball

The STARTTS Refugee Ball has established itself over the past five years as a key event in the social calendar of the community services sector. The Ball is held every year to raise vital funds for and awareness of the work that STARTTS does to assist people who have survived torture and trauma. Without the funds raised at the Ball, STARTTS could not provide the range of programs and services that it does to the community. The 2013 Refugee Ball was a sold out event with over 400 people in attendance. There is a great deal of anticipation for this year’s event, which is set to be even better!


Where Your Money Goes

This year all funds raised at the Ball will go towards STARTTS programs using arts and cultural activities to help people heal from trauma. Our Community Cultural Development program is a unique way of helping people to heal from trauma and build social connections, and of encouraging refugee communities to find and express their artistic talents.

“When I sing, I feel the trauma just wash away”

Why support the Arts and Culture program?

STARTTS uses a holistic and flexible approach to assisting trauma survivors to try to find the best intervention for each of our clients. Sometimes new approaches are needed and over the past two years a range of arts and cultural activities run by STARTTS have been having great success in building the social capital of refugees, connecting people to their culture and ultimately contributing to the healing process.

The program has initiated a range of projects in visual arts, performance, film and many other media. One of the major projects that needs support this year is Dance Africa Dance. Held last year to great acclaim and featuring Refugee Ball 2013 performers Afro-Contemporary Youth Dance, among many others, Dance Africa Dance is a joyous celebration of African culture and triumph over adversity. But transforming a healing journey into a work of art is no easy task, so the funds raised at the Ball will be invaluable in making this and other projects happen.

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Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Over the years the Refugee Ball has been sponsored by many different organisations, including SBS, Network of Caring, Fragomen, Stacks Goudkamp Lawyers, Fox Creek Wines and many others. Sponsors not only enjoy a wonderful evening for their staff, they also receive exposure to the diverse and growing community that attend the Ball and support the work of STARTTS.

The Refugee Ball also welcomes donations toward our fundraising or for Auctions and Raffles. Every little bit helps!

If you would like to know more about becoming a sponsor please Download the Sponsorship Package or contact us.

Download the Sponsorship Package