BravE Butterfly Gala 2017 Recap

Thank you for your generosity in supporting our inaugural BravE Butterfly Gala 2017. Your donation and support has helped DEBRA Australia raise over $160,000 to ensure we can keep delivering our vital programs in the EB community.

The night kicked off with guest performers from Inspire Dance and Fitness who set the mood for a fun filled evening. The room was mesmerised by the vocal prowess of Marlisa the winner of Xfactor Australia singing her award winning hit ‘Stand by you’ which encompasses DEBRA Australia and our programs we provide individuals living with EB.

As the night progressed there were emotional stories shared about life with EB and the very moving story from mother Silke Raetze about her daughter Eliza.

Our dance floor soon filled with our Brazilian Entertainment and the stellar showmanship of The High Rollers Big Band.

It is only with the help of generous individuals including our volunteers on the evening that we can have such an amazing event for our guests.

Thanks to our photographers Liz and Sam from Jagged Eye and Vethan we captured some great shots of the night. Here are some highlights, to access all our images please click here

Thanks to Sharebooth our guests had the opportunity to create their own GIF. To access all our GIF booth images click here

A big thank you to some of our event sponsors for helping make the night possible.

About The Gala

DEBRA AUSTRALIA is proud to present the inaugural BravE Butterfly Gala. It is set to get your senses racing this year as it celebrates its premium event in magnificent style.

The event will take place on the iconic Sydney Harbour at the brand new Hyatt Regency in the Maritime Ballroom where Sydney’s most influential industry leaders, DEBRA Australia corporate partners, Australia’s leading medical staff and our very loyal and important key supporters come together for our inaugural premium ball to celebrate what we do and importantly raise funds for our EB warriors.

There are over 1000 people living in Australia that are affected by ‘the worst disease you’ve never heard of’ Epidermolysis Bullosa also called EB. EB is likened to having 3rd degree burns and the skin blisters and breaks at the slightest touch. EB sufferers go through extremely painful 3 hour dressing changes every second day. By being a part of this prestigious event we can work together in our goal to ensure that people living with EB have access to the best quality support and medical care, while also driving the effective development of treatments and a cure for EB.

2017 Gala Details

Date: Saturday, 9th September 2017

Where: Hyatt Regency, Maritime Ballroom

When: 6:30pm – 12:00am

Dress: Black Tie


  • $225 per person inclusive of pre-dinner drinks, 3 course meal, beer/wine and entertainment
  • $2,250.00 Table of 10 (option to input name of other table guests)