Christmas in July Gala Dinner

“The inspiration for the Christmas in July Gala Dinner comes from our clients. MND SA want people within our community to be able to celebrate Christmas twice a year as a way of sharing a special celebration to make treasured memories.” – Executive Director, Karen Percival


Adam-Jacobs-Copy.jpg    Emcee & comedian Adam Jacobs
Adam is an established comedian in Melbourne. He is known for his unique and clean comedy. His shows at Adelaide Fringe Festival, Newcastle Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival are always well received. He is the resident MC at Comedy at Highlander in Melbourne and is known for producing great shows and for his engaging personality. Adam’s frustrations are universal, his solutions, however, are unique.
mark_lobert.jpg Artwork created live by Mark Lobert
Mark Lobert is a renowned Australian artist who has received international praise for his unique art. His artwork is now being sold throughout the world. For Mark, everything is about sharing the joy of painting, and telling stories through colour and imagery. The talented Adelaide-based artist will create a piece of art live at the Christmas in July Gala Dinner.  The work will then be sold as a part of the event’s live auction to raise money for MND SA.
ow.png Music by Orange Whip
As a dynamic four piece unit, the members of ORANGE WHIP have accumulated over 50 years’ experience of performing live between them. Formed in 2001, the band specialises in a variety of musical styles including pop, funk, rock, and dance. With such a diverse set list, ORANGE WHIP’s repertoire of songs includes many of today’s modern hits, along with those from the sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties. Everything from Abba to AC/DC.  The foundation of the band’s success is based on its emphasis on creating an environment that is entertaining and fun.  ORANGE WHIP can guarantee a night of entertainment that will be remembered and enjoyed by all, long after the show has ended!
  Auctioneer Lachlan Marshall
Lachlan began his career as an auctioneer in Western Australia in 1995. Since then he has worked for several interstate and local Auctioneers, specialising in the sale of antiques and collectables.  Founding The Auction Rooms in Welland SA in 2002, Lachlan and his staff provide estate clearance and general auction and evaluation services.
  Photographer Steve Cordes
Professional photographer Steve Cordes from 
Gainsborough Studio will capture special moments throughout the evening.
  Photobooth courtesy of  Ever After