The Hope Gala Dinner, at Brisbane City Hall, is the major fundraising event on the Teen Challenge QLD calendar. Each year we gather together to raise much needed funds for, and to share in the life changing work of, the New Life Rehabilitation Centres.
Come and join us for a fun-filled night with delicious food, live entertainment, stories of transformed lives, a live and silent auction. Together we can raise $220,000 so that more people like Ben and Dom can live free from addiction.
HOPE GALA DINNER
The Auction is now LIVE. We're hoping to raise $50,000 as part of the total fundraising goal of $220,000.
This year we have some amazing items up for grabs thanks to many generous donations.
To be a part of the bidding wars (or to purchase raffle tickets) simply:
Use your mobile phone to register and place your bids.
Text hope with a space and then your name to 0458 678 678
For example hope John Smith to 0458 678 678.
Don’t forget the space between hope and your name
You will then receive a text message back with a link as well as a passcode
Click the link to view the Auction items and start bidding
The Auction and Raffle will close at 8.40pm on the night of Gala.
Ben’s Story (Father)
Before I went to Teen Challenge QLD (TCQ), my life was a catastrophe. It was defined by addiction and depression. I had been addicted to heroin for ten years, was severely depressed and heavily medicated. My family life was shattered. My time in Teen Challenge gave me a new mindset and the skills needed to make lasting change. I learnt how to live free.
Dom’s Story (Son)
My life was full of challenges. I experienced things no child should have to. Addiction and dysfunction marked my family. I remember the day when I was 10 when I walked in on Dad injecting heroin. When I was 13 he attempted suicide. My constant thought was that I wasn’t good enough to make Dad happy. Things changed when Dad went to rehab, but my own life was unravelling. I felt like I came from nothing, but now my broken pieces have been put back together and God is using my story to help being freedom to others.
Highlights of the Night
Every dollar will go directly into impacting men and women in the New Life Rehabilitation Centre's in Toowoomba
How is the money raised invested?
The Teen Challenge QLD (TCQ) Annual Hope Gala Dinner would not be possible without the sponsorship of businesses and individuals. Because of this support, TCQ is able to direct proceeds raised on the night of the Gala to TCQ frontline services.
We are looking for Table Hosts who play a vital role in the success of Hope Gala. They are enthusiastic supporters of Teen Challenge QLD and put the fun into fundraising by hosting a table of 10 (of friends, family or work colleagues). For more information download the Table Host Guide.
One of the highlights of the Hope Gala fundraiser is the Live Auction and Silent online Auction. There is plenty of fun with people trying to outbid others and the money raised amounts to 20% of our overall proceeds from the evening.
We would like to invite you to partner with us by donating an item/s to auction (or even some funds to purchase an item to auction).
Auction items that have been donated in the past include but are not limited to:
Tickets to cultural and sporting events
Beauty & Spa packages
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