The famous annual pilgrimage was on again when Keune Australia & New Zealand hosted its 10th Annual Keune Foundation Ball, raising funds for families whom have a child diagnosed with a life threatening illness. Trapped in a never-ending ‘tea party’, the Mad as Hatter themed event took place exclusively at The Argyle, an ultimate hotspot nestled in the heart of The Rocks in Sydney. The Ball attracted nearly 1,200 energetic supporters from across Australia & New Zealand on Sunday 10th June 2014, who helped raise almost ,000 for the families in need.
Hans & Theresa van der Velden, owners of Keune Australia, New Zealand and now Indonesia, established the Foundation 10 years ago as a way of giving back to society. “The Ball was one of the most successful events to date and we can only thank our wonderful clients & generous sponsors for their unwavering support & dedication to the Foundation. These donations ensure we can continue to help ease the financial strain of those families, and for a family-owned business this is the most rewarding & significant activities we do each year.” Mr van der Velden.
The Keune Foundation has financially assisted nearly 400 Australian families to date, by generously giving away more than half million dollars in donations over the years. All administration/operation costs are covered by Keune, to ensure funds raised directly benefit the families in need. This spectacular, themed extravaganza raises funds through ticket sales, corporate donations, raffle tickets & bids at the silent auction.
These sacred ball spectators fittingly dressed the part in charismatic characters from the modern day classic, (photo preview pg 2) and were whisked away into the magical world of Alice….Somewhere in Wonderland. The whimsical night was held over 2 levels and was filled with colourful champagne, scrumptious munchies, VIP photobooth and quirky performances through the night! An invite-only event, the Ball is an opportunity for Keune’s clients to let their hair down & celebrate their business’ success, whilst joining forces with Keune to support a worthy cause.
Keune acknowledges the generosity of this year’s sponsors and would like to thank the following; The Argyle, Brown Brothers, D,Arenberg, Peter Lehman wines, Hair and Beauty Australia Association, Fly Finch Fly, GWS Giants, Hopscotch Films, Inprint, Thomas Salbo, Kuerida Jewellery, Lindt Australia, Luke’s Labelling, Pastiche, Real Foods, Revlon, The Castle, Vittoria, White Glow Australia, Bioline Jatõ & our Keune staff.