Plus the legendary Leo Sayer and Glenn Shorrock and Greg Anderson, Australia’s Electric Cowboy, returned from the United States for a rare Australian performance, live in the Ballroom at Comedy is King.
Richard Wilkins was the Master of Ceremonies and special guests included John Raper, Craig Wing, Underbelly’s Roy Billing, Bessie Bardot and more.
Special Guest and Screening: Gerard O’Dwyer, award-winning actor who has Down syndrome, introduced the Tropfest-winning film in which he starred and won the prestigious best actor award. The film ‘Be My Brother’ also won best film. The film and Gerard’s success was another wonderful outcome of DS NSW’s ‘Up, Up and Away’ program made possible by funds raised due to the generosity of guests at last year’s Gala dinner.
Special Performance: Phil Davidson – Phil performed live, songs from his beautiful and acclaimed album ‘Edge of it All’, including the very beautiful song ‘Georgia’s Smile’ – a tribute to his daughter who has Down syndrome.
The vision of Down Syndrome NSW is for children and adults with Down syndrome to achieve their potential to lead full, active, healthy, productive lives as individuals, family members, community members and citizens in their own right. This is achieved by sharing their experiences, expertise, resources and networks. Down Syndrome NSW provides information, support, advocacy, guidance, education and opportunities for people with Down syndrome, their parents and their families.