22 September 2017

With just 56 sleeps until the 2017 Credit Union Christmas Pageant, the Leukaemia Foundation has joined the event as its official charity partner, contributing to delivering more magic to the streets of Adelaide and the people of South Australia. 

In 2017, the Credit Union Christmas Pageant is celebrating 85 years since the first event. This new partnership will see the Pageant and the Foundation create memories through unique event experiences. 

This is the first time the event has forged a formal partnership with a charity linking back to the 1930’s when the event was used to raise funds for the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Appeal and war time effort relief with the introduction of the Pageant Queen. 

Brian Gilbertson, Event Manager, Credit Union Christmas Pageant said that the event was excited about this new partnership. 

“We are really excited about the partnership. The Leukaemia Foundation is obviously a very worthy cause doing vitally important work for really sick children and their families. There are great opportunities that will come from working together,” said Brian Gilbertson. 

Simon Matthias, General Manager, Leukaemia Foundation said that the partnership delivered a platform to raise much needed funds through different activations. 

“The chance to be able to engage with the public through the Royal Raffle, a once in a lifetime opportunity to be in the Pageant with those closest to you, as part of the Royal Family, is an amazing offer,” said Simon Matthias. 

“In addition to the public Royal Raffle, this relationship with the Credit Union Christmas Pageant enables the Leukaemia Foundation to hold a Christmas party for all of our very special families experiencing challenging times this festive season. If only for a moment, the magic of Christmas can bring some joy and an opportunity to experience the blessings of being with family and friends.”

For your chance to secure the coveted positioned of Royal Princess, Royal Prince and Junior Royal, as well as other amazing prizes, Royal Raffle tickets are now on sale online at www.rafflelink.com.au/pageant2017 and in person at Beyond Bank Australia, Rundle Place and the Leukaemia Foundation.


The 2017 Credit Union Christmas Pageant will be held on Saturday 18 November 2017 departing South Terrace at 9.30 am.