Mirabel's 20th Birthday

Mirabels 20th Birthday Invitation Prince Bandroom

 

FEATURED PAUL KELLY, DEBORAH CONWAY, MARK SEYMOUR & CAMERON McKENZIE, ROSS WILSON, VIKA & LINDA BULL, CLARE BOWDITCH, DAVE LARKIN, DAVEY LANE, BENNY WALKER, ELLA HOOPER and ROCKWIZ band members Pete Luscombe and Clio Renner with Bill McDonald and Dan Kelly and hosted by BRIAN NANKERVIS

 

To mark our 20th birthday, Mirabel hosted a fundraiser at The Prince Bandroom in St Kilda – where it all began – with a star studded line up of who’s who from the Melbourne music scene all donating their time and giving it up for the Mirabel kids!

 

Twenty years ago, the Mirabel Foundation was established to take care of children (0-17years) orphaned or abandoned due to parental drug use. With enormous support from the music industry, Mirabel was launched in 1998 at The Prince of Wales Hotel and featured a star studded line up including Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes and Cold Chisel, Archie Roach, Augie March, Chris Bailey, Spencer P Jones, Rowland S Howard, Renee Geyer, The Avalanches, Molar, Deborah Conway and Rebecca Barnard.

 

Twenty years on, Mirabel remains the only organisation in Australia working specifically with this group of vulnerable children, many of whom have experienced extreme grief and trauma. Mirabel works at restoring a child’s sense of love, self-worth, belonging and hope – all critical factors for them to reach their full potential as young adults. Mirabel believes that ‘every child deserves a childhood’ and is currently supporting 1600 children and young people with 8 new children a week referred to our programs. The generosity of the community not only ensures that we never turn a child away but also gives these children a voice, assuring them that they are not forgotten.

 

Thank you to all that performed and attended this sold out event, you helped make the night a memorable one.

 

Music, Mirth & Mayhem

For 19 years a stellar line-up of the best local and international comedians shared the stage with the greats of Australian music. Line-up's included Lawrence Mooney (MC), Dave Hughes, Adam Hills, Tim Rogers, Rebecca Barnard, Trygve Wakenshaw, Liz Stringer, Benny Walker, Daniel Kitson (UK), Anne Edmonds, Ronny Chieng, DeAnne Smith, Jimeoin, Darren Middleton, Fringe Wives Club, Broads, Zach & Viggo (USA), Gawurra, Luke McGregor and many more.