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Night Off Night Out 2014

Last Updated: Friday, 29 August 2014 00:56

Ladies raise the roof and vital funds at Night Off-Night Out

PANDA Ambassador Samira Instagram at NONO14

More than 200 guests enjoyed a big night of dancing, pampering, fabulous food and entertainment, all while raising crucial funds for PANDA at our 11th annual Night Off Night Out on 22 August.

The event recognises the importance to parental wellbeing of having time away from family life and guests embraced the photo booth fun and other activities while digging deep to raise over $5500.

Celebrated comedian Dave O’Neil entertained the crowd with laugh-out-loud tales of parenting. And PANDA Ambassador, 2013 Masterchef finalist Samira El Khafir, highlighted the importance of getting support, sharing her personal experience of postnatal depression and recovery. Guests also enjoyed pampering sessions from the Priceline Princesses and took home a goody bag packed full of indulgent treats and special offers.

PANDA joint Acting CEO Narelle Smith praised the generosity of guests, volunteers, sponsors and the more than 40 supporting organisations that donated items for the night.

Dave O'Neill PANDA Communicatons Manager Lisa and MC Priceline's Rob Tassie

“Once again Night Off-Night Out has been a great success and we’re very grateful to our team of volunteers and to our sponsors, particularly Priceline, the principle event sponsor, and other supporting organisations for their contributions. We couldn’t do it without them!”

“The support of our partners and supporters is absolutely critical to PANDA, especially in today’s tight funding environment and we were delighted to have teams from Priceline, Ripe Maternity and out new sponsor Placement Solutions in attendance on the night.”

Pictures: Top; PANDA Ambassador Samira El-Kahfir, Bottom; Comedian Dave O'Neil, PANDA Communications Manager Lisa Knott and NONO MC Rob Tassie from Priceline.

Please help thank all our wonderful sponsors and supporters by visiting their pages
.  Without them PANDA would not be able to continue to provide support to families affected by perinatal depression and anxiety.


A big thank you to all our lovely sponsors for helping us to produce another successful Night Off Night Out in 2013!

 

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Hundreds celebrate wellbeing and PANDA at Night Off-Night Out 2012

 

NONO 2012 Belinda Horton & Michelle Myers

Oh what a night! PANDA’s 9th annual Night Off-Night Out (NONO) was a great success attracting around 250 mums and friends, and raising over $8000 for PANDA. Guests were entertained by former Carlton player and popular MC Glenn Manton at the event held in Melbourne on 16 November, to coincide with Postnatal Depression Awareness Week. Well known Mix 101 radio presenter and DJ Stick Mareebo kept the dance floor full all night and gave a hilarious lesson on ‘Gangham Style’ dance moves.

Once again Priceline was the major sponsor for NONO and provided fabulous goody-bags for each guest to take home as well as the popular Priceline Princesses who pampered guests with mini makeovers and manicures. PANDA CEO Belinda Horton presented Priceline’s Michelle Myers with a special glass trophy in recognition of the organisation’s outstanding support throughout the year.

This year NONO attracted many new guests, volunteers and supporters to the night. PANDA is extremely grateful to the many businesses that generously donated items for the raffle and silent auction to help raise vital funds for PANDA; and to the volunteers who gave their time. NONO is PANDA’s biggest fundraiser of the year and also celebrates the importance of mums having a night off to themselves, away from babies and kids to help maintain their wellbeing.

Please follow the link to help show support for our wonderful sponsers and supporters

With the laughter and positive feedback from so many guests still ringing in our ears, we’re looking forward to NONO 2013 already!

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 About Night Off Night Out

In 2000 three women met at antenatal exercise classes when they were all pregnant with their first child. After getting together on a monthly basis to catch up they realised that raising a young child and trying to keep up with friends on a regular basis was more difficult than they had originally anticipated. This led to the idea of a "night out" for friends and their mother's groups - given the overwhelming changes that a child can bring to a family and limited opportunities for "social" time.

They agreed that whilst they were lucky not have suffered depression from becoming a mother they all knew women who had. They decided to host an event to raise money for an organisation that assisted women and chose to try and assist the Post and Antenatal Depression Association ("PANDA") by organising a fundraising dinner for women.

The first Night Off-Night Out event took place in 2003 and it gave 180 ladies a "night off" from their everyday life as well as a "night out" with girlfriends. A fantastic night was had by all that attended and $4,580.00 was raised and donated to PANDA.

Since that date Night Off-Night Out has been PANDA's annual fundraiser. Each year the attendees have increased and the event has become a much anticipated event Melbourne ladies. To date $80,000.00 has been donated to PANDA, funds that have helped PANDA continue to provide a unique service to women and their families throughout Australia. Over the years Night Off-Night Out has been privileged to have entertainers such as Denise Drysdale, Brigitte Duclos, Matt Tilley, Lisa Edwards, Catherine Deveny and Nelly Thomas support the event.


In 2008 PANDA employed Amanda Driscoll, founder of Night Off-Night Out as their Events Coordinator. With the blessing of past Night Off-Night Out Committee members Night Off-Night Out has now become one of PANDA’s major events.  The aim of Night Off-Night Out remains the same - to have a fun night out whilst raising much needed funds for PANDA.

2009 was our 7th annual Night Off-Night Out, held at the Powerhouse in Albert Park.    Over 340 women attended and were kept in stitches by MC Catherine Deveny and Comedian Nellie Thomas.  Many fantastic prizes were donated by a variety of business and individuals – you can take the time to check out these amazing 2009 Sponsors.

In 2010 PANDA was unable to hold Night Off Night out as we focused on extending our helpline hours to a national base.

UPDATE: It was very exciting to be able to hold our 8th event for Night Off Night Out in 2011with the support of our new sponsor Priceline.  After a welcome drink and appetizer many took  the opportunity to be pampered by the Priceline Princesses who were available all night for make up and nail touch ups. While the Powerhouse provided another delicious menu, more than 400 women enjoyed the many talents of Beth Wilson, Victorian Health Services Commissioner, and the humorous anecdotes shared by Jo Stanley from Fox FM.  After dinner there was the chance to hit the dance floor with music provided by DJ's Garry Drougas and Sammy Muir. All who attended got to take home a generous show bag, with many also clutching raffle and auction prizes. Without the support and generosity of Priceline and the following companies, groups and individuals Night Off-Night Out 2011 could not be such a success so please support those that have supported us.

 

 

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