Saturday 10th August 2019
Te Whareroa, Ara Institute of Canterbury


Presented by Scenic Hotel Group, it is with great pleasure that Child Cancer Foundation announces the 15th annual Sparkle for Hope Ball black tie gala event in Christchurch in 2019.

We invite you to join us for this key event in the Canterbury charity event calendar for a glorious evening of fine dining, superb wine, fabulous entertainment, unique auction prizes, and undeniable fun (with plenty of dancing!)

Last year’s event raised a record-breaking $124,000 in support of children with cancer and their families. Together with your support, we hope to once again break records and beat this total.

To book your table of 10 for $1,900 + GST, or to donate to the event, please get in touch using the form or contact details below.

About Child Cancer Foundation

Every week more than three children in New Zealand are diagnosed with cancer. A child having cancer is probably one of the toughest things a family will ever go through. But Child Cancer Foundation is here to maintain hope and provide strength. We help with the big things like emotional, social and practical support. But also the little things they have probably never even thought about.

Right now Child Cancer Foundation is helping over 1700 families across New Zealand.

To be able to support these families, Child Cancer Foundation must raise at least $6 million every year. It receives no direct government funding, so achieves this ambitious target through a variety of national and local fundraising activities such as the Sparkle for Hope ball.

Thank you for your support!


Register your interest for a table or donate an auction item

Live & Silent Auction

The silent auction is now live! Thanks to many generous sponsors we have some incredible items up for grabs this year so click here, register and start bidding!

The Live auction items are also available for you to check out and be tempted by before the big night!

Thank you for your support!


  Thanks to our very generous sponsors we have some wonderful prizes up for grabs at this year’s auction! These include:

South American Sojourn

Take a trip of a lifetime to beautiful Buenos Aires! This international holiday for two includes economy class flights from Christchurch to Buenos Aires via Auckland. Six nights’ accommodation in a luxury hotel in either Retiro, Recoletta or Palermo with breakfast daily. A city highlights tour. Cafe de Los Angelitos show. A three hour sightseeing cruise on Rio de la Plata. Airport transfers to and from your hotel. All Govt levies, taxes and fuel surcharges. Terms & conditions apply.



Razzle Dazzle

Bedroom? Office? Lounge? This amazing room makeover package will have you struggling to choose which room. With an incredible $2,000 of beautiful items from Mocka and James Dunlop curtains from Millers, your room will be rounded off with a colour consultant from Wattyl assisting you in selecting the perfect Wattyl shade from the Interior Design range and applied by the amazing team at Competitive Painters. All of this with the help of interior designer Melanie Bloom from Brackenridge & Bloom Design. Now to decide which room….




Rugby Roar

An incredible, once every 12 years opportunity!

This Crusaders International Rugby prize pack includes four tickets (2 x 2 seats) to the Crusaders international game on June 10th, a Crusaders captains’ run the day before for two and a signed, framed Crusaders 2017 special edition tour jersey. Don’t miss out on this sought after and unique experience!

(With special thanks to Frances and Michael Eagle).



Man About Town

Sergios Menswear have kindly offered the opportunity to select from their range of super 100’s and super 130’s merino wool made to measure fabric range and have the garment expertly crafted to your size.

Either Kevin or Paul, the owners of Sergios, will help you through the process of fabric selection, fit and the finishing of trimmings to make a one of a kind suit. Sergios own in house tailor will be on hand to add the final touches to your garment to create the perfect fit.

Something for the office, something to keep for good or maybe you have a wedding coming up, whatever the occasion, Sergios will have you looking good with this auction prize.


2017 Is Your Year Of Glamour

Glamour is created by Mod’s Hair, getting you styled and ready for any and every occasion for the rest of the year.

Feel glamorous for 2017 with our Dry and Style package courtesy of Mod’s Hair, offering you to be hair ready for your events, occasions, dinner with your in-laws or even when you are wanting to feel glamorous for the day. Simply choose from Mod’s Dry and Style Menu or let our stylists create an effortless look for all of your occasions. Any occasion, be ready with Mod’s Hair.

The auction winner may use this voucher unlimited times from May 2017- December 2017


The House That Benevolence Built

Make your home a statement with beautiful bricks! Combining Spanish innovation, elegance and class, the ‘Pearl’ brick from the Distinction series by Monier Bricks/Austral Bricks provides a striking finish to any project. Donated by NZ Brick Distributors you will receive 4,620 (290mm x 76mm x 70mm) bricks. In layman’s terms that equates to an incredible 118 square meters of wall coverage which is slightly bigger than the average home. Manufactured in Spain these will impress!


Southern Beauty

Explore the beauty of Queenstown and Te Anau like you never have before. With three nights luxury accommodation experience made up of two nights at the Crowne Plaza in Queenstown and one night at Te Anau Lodge, you will also be impressed with a cruise of Lake Te Anau and tour of the Glowworm caves. Treat yourself to something special with a $250 gift voucher at Sergios Queenstown. Enjoy all of this with the comfort and use of a Thrifty intermediate 4WD vehicle for five days giving you the chance for some extra exploring on your own




Laps, Lagers & Luck

These amazing experiences will keep the adrenaline pumping! Experience NZ V8 Superdrive Hot Laps. This flat out passenger thrill ride entitles you to three laps of the Mike Pero Motorsport Raceway with Formula 5000 Tasman Championship winner Chris Hyde , firing down the main straight at 205kph, showing you exactly what it’s like to experience the speed and G-forces of one of a V8. Follow this up with a night out some ‘fun gaming’ with Christchurch Casino for 10. This includes your own two hour fun-gaming poker package including pizza and a couple of drinks per person.


West Coast Wonder

A short drive from Franz Josef Glacier and surrounded by natural rainforest, Te Waonui Forest Retreat on the West Coast offers a five-star eco-retreat experience. This package for two people, available 1st September to 30 April, includes two nights luxury accommodation plus a bottle of sparkling wine and canape  platter on arrival. A five course degustation dinner for you both to enjoy on one night of your stay and full cooked breakfast for both mornings is also included. Finally, completely relax with two 60 minute massages at Amaia Luxury Spa. And we will get you to your destination in style with the loan of a luxury car thanks to the team at Armstrong Prestige.


Bling, Bubbles, Bets & Beauty

One lucky lady will adorn herself with a beautiful Midnight Confetti collection (necklace, slider, pendant and bracelet) from Kagi. She will then join her friends and enjoy high tea and bubbles for ten at Christchurch Casino and experience a ‘fun gaming’ lesson. This will be followed by a special styling event at Annah Stretton for the group including styling tips, a goody bag and a follow up personal styling session for each lady.

Note: These can be used on two separate occasions should the winner choose to.



Tonight We Eat Like Kings

Experience the culinary talents of Christchurch Casino Head Chef Richard Hingston in your own home! Richard will cook for you and five friends with all food, wine, service staff donated by Christchurch Casino.

Richard was in the NZ squad at the Culinary Olympics last year in Germany.

The team won the silver medal in the all-important Hot Kitchen section with their New Zealand-focused menu of salmon entrée, lamb loin main course, and South Pacific-inspired dessert. This comes on top of winning two bronze medals in the cold Culinary Arts section.

Richard will be cooking from the winning menu, talking about wine and food as well as share his experience with you.


Heavyweight Hit

Grab a piece of New Zealand sporting history! These beautiful white boxing gloves signed by current WBO title holder Joseph Parker and coach Kevin Barry include inspiration quotes that will impress!


A Hunting We Will Go

This incredible two day overnight meat hunt for four people is generously donated from Red Stag Hunting. Starting with a safety brief and induction on the first morning,  you will then hunt for the day, enjoy a catered overnight stay in the hut and hunt the following morning. You will return to the game shed early afternoon to skin and prepare your meat for the butcher or further prep at home.

Two guides and vehicles  will be provided who will take care of all guiding, catering, meals, drinks etc. There is no limit on the number of meat animals.

This amazing trip is valid for 1 year from date of purchase.


Masterclass Coaching Experience

Have your child or grandchild and their rugby team coached by the best! This ‘money can’t usually buy’ package includes a coaching session with head coach of the BNZ Crusaders Scott Robertson as well as a tour of Rugby Park. Bought to you by OneStaff.


High Country Hunt

Enjoy a three day two night hunting experience for two people guided by a member of the NZ Professional Hunting Guides Assn on Hossack Station, Hanmer Springs, one the South Islands premium high country stations.

This amazing package includes return transportation ex Christchurch, all meals ,refreshments, accommodation in shearers quarters and high country bush hut as well as small and big game animals. Big game harvested will be processed and packed for your freezer.

NB : Big Game limit two management deer no limit on pigs, small game. Hunting equipment be supplied if required.


Blooms, Beauty & Brightness

Who doesn’t like to be spoilt? Every month for one year enjoy having fresh flowers delivered by Moffatt’s*, three hours of cleaning by Bewitched Cleaning Services*, a laser hair removal or skin treatment at The Cosmetic Clinic Riccarton topped off with a coffee at Columbus Coffee at Westfield. Go on spoil yourself, you know you want to!

*Must be a Christchurch address




Rose of Courage

48 x 36 mixed media of acrylic paint, recycled paper & pouring medium

This beautiful piece of art has been created by the children supported by Child Cancer Foundation and artist Paula Christoffels. Each facet of the rose has been individually made using children’s paintings, Child Cancer Foundation ambassador photos and colours chosen by the artist. Paula has then assembled the facets into the ‘Rose of Courage’ and created a background to display it perfectly. Each facet represents a different part of the childhood cancer journey: fear, courage, strength, patience and love. This is an incredibly special piece.



Kiwis ANZAC Centenary Test Jersey

A must have for sports memorabilia collectors! This stunning signed and framed 2015 Kiwis jersey was designed especially for the ANZAC Centenary Test on May 3rd, 2015 and includes beautiful ANZAC detailing. New Zealand won this match, the first ANZAC test win in 17 years.




 Once again our silent auction will be featuring art done by the children and families that we support with thanks to Paint ‘n’ Sip:




‘Mother & Child’ by Paul Deans

40cm X 29.5cm (pre-framed) acrylic, 1999

“It is my intention that every work I create will have the capacity to touch the soul,” Paul Deans.


‘Little Bouquet of Love’ by Paula Chrisstoffels

12” X 12” mixed media of recycled cardboard, acrylic paint and pouring medium.

I wanted this to stand out in someone’s home so they always feel like they have flowers around them – a little bouquet of love that can always be in your home.”


Maureen Batt Art

Also featuring beautiful art by Mareen Batt, a Nelson artist and a grandmother of a family supported by Child Cancer Foundation. ‘Agapanthas’, ‘Flowers in Blue & Purple’, ‘Feeding Chickens’ and ‘A Quiet Lane’.





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Sponsors & Supporters

The Sparkle for Hope ball is proudly supported by the following sponsors.

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