Working with a Charity Organisation: Variety – The Children’s Charity Gala

Giving back to our community

We love glitz and glamour, we enjoy working on big budget corporate events but we also like to make a difference, have an impact and give back to our community.

One way we do this is by working with a not for profit or charity organisation.

Not only do we give our time but, with our experience and expertise in the audio-visual and event industry, we can advise our clients on how to save money and still create amazing results.

One organisation we really enjoy working with is Variety – the Children’s Charity. Variety supports children and families who are facing many challenges through sickness, disadvantage or living with a disability. https://www.variety.org.au

So, you can imagine how much we loved working on a job that allowed us to work in one of our favourite venues; Peninsula Docklands with one of our favourite charities; Variety!

An Oriental theme, Full of Action, Get people engaged

Our brief was first and foremost to “avoid corporate”. The theme was Oriental and we needed to create action, engagement and entertainment. The required outcome was glamour.

Our job was to create the stage and themed backdrop for the live band, create the “wow” factor around the floor show and design the dancefloor lighting to get people dancing and create engagement.

The naturally dark venue posed a bit of a challenge. But, who doesn’t like a challenge?

Lights, camera, action!

With the Oriental theme front of mind, we used fairy lights and draping to create a pergola-like effect on the ceiling. Further draping around the room added colour and warmth.

A lot of well-placed general lighting was used to light up the room along with a dynamic lighting display specifically catering to live entertainment and spectacular floor show.

To create engagement, we put up integrated screens and added a live Instagram feed that allowed the guests to contribute to the entertainment, get engaged and participate.

It’s all about the outcome

The results spoke for themselves.

Variety – The Children’s Charity raised double the funds from the previous year. The venue looked INCREDIBLE and the guests had to be pushed out.

Having an outcome like this is exactly the reason why we LOVE working on events that contribute to the world. Helping to make life better.

If you are planning your next fundraising event and would like an outcome that far surpasses even your expectations. Talk to a Pro Light & Sound stylist today.

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