Thank you to everyone who joined us for a special evening at our  m.a.d.woman foundation gala fundraising event – it was a great night out for a great cause, raising much needed funds for our programs.

m.a.d.woman has helped more than 300,000 people in need in the past six years. We recently got full charity status and are in the process of setting up a social responsibility centre to enable us to help even more people.

The event raised funds for the m.a.d.woman foundation to run programs including m.a.d. for kids. This program will not only continue to support vulnerable and needy children, but will also educate students and provide tangible ways to assist others less fortunate than them.

With winter upon us, we still need some help to fund materials for our care packs. There are more than 105,000 people sleeping rough in Australia and about 35,000 are children. There are many kids and their mothers fleeing domestic violence situations and living in temporary accommodation without their possessions. There are also many disadvantaged families who lack some of the basics we take for granted. We’ve helped many in these situations already and are on a mission to help as many other people as possible, starting with beanies, blankets, bibs and much more.

Special thanks to everyone involved, from our host, cricketing legend and media personality, Max Walker AM, to our amazing band ‘Replay’ and our other incredibly generous sponsors and supporters.

Thank you for the difference you made. It matters.

If you would like to make a fully tax-deductible donation, you can do that here.

Our thanks to our amazing supporters of the event:

7-Eleven | Adele Whittaker | ALH Group | Alsco | Andrew O’Brien | Anna Aldridge | Bouffant Hair Dressing | Bulleen Art & Garden Centre | Cadbury  | Calendar Cheese Company  | Candy Hertz | Catalog Clothing | Chaka Johnson | Channel 9 | Ciro Ciavarella | Connectnow | Cricket Victoria | Dan Murphys | Danielle Johnson | David Curry | Demitri’s Feast | Diesel Developments | Dorr Paper & Food Supplies | Emma O’Connor | Enjoy Lighting | Eve Ash | F Mayer | Fiona Ewing | Genesys | George Liakatos | Gianni Mazzone | Glenn Dietze | Green Room Interiors | Hire a Hubby – Hoppers Crossing | Helen Matsoukas | Henry Greener | Irena Bukhshtaber | Jacqui Revell | Jo Hall | Kerry Parker | Kristen Edmonds | Leah Calnan | Lindt | Lisa Bigelow |  Lisa & Nick Endersby | Louise Warren | Mandy Knight | Marisa Ferraro | Melbourne Gin | Melissa Venn | Michael Foldi | Michelle Field | Mondelez | Mt Moriac Olives | Nadene Bell | Pack Queen | Paul’s Party Pics | Party Lite | Preston Free Range Poultry & Game | Radfords | Rachael Wall | Rachel Bailey | Renee Jovic | Royal CDS | Ruggles | Safe As Locksmiths | Sarah Howren Myotherapy | Say It With Flowers | Seacrets | Sharon Young | Sight and Sound | Sisko Chocolate  | SourceBottle | South Yarra Dental Group | Strozzi | Susan La Rochelle | Susan McKenna | Tania Bell | Tassal | Tenley Hoffman | The Body Shop | The Good Guys Preston | The Heat Group | The Skin Institute | Tim Gledhill | Travel Bug Wantirna | Vidi Chandra | Wine @ 129 | Zaatar

Very special thanks
Andrew Amarant | Lisa Carrick | David Frisina | Peter Kadlecik | Christopher Levy | Rosa Piciocco | Nikki Schamroth | Max Walker AM | Melissa Williscroft | Replay

Extra special thanks
Nikki Harkin