‘Lunch with David Gyngell’ was an extraordinary day! The warmth, generosity and humanity felt in the room was overwhelming. To all the companies that purchased tables and those organisations who kindly donated prizes: we are so grateful! More than $70,000 was raised in just 3 short hours. 100% will go to making dreams come true for cancer patients across Australia.
The Dream Challenge on the day and your support means …
Thanks to Anywhere Travel for providing a truly incredible raffle prize, Tinklers Wines for being our official wine sponsor, Coco Republic for generously providing the furniture and styling for Peter Overton and David Gyngell’s interview and to A Team for getting it there. Thanks to photographer extraordinaire Wes Nel for the incredible photos. See them here:
David Gyngell is an Australian businessman and former Chief Executive Officer of Nine Entertainment Co. Gyngell is widely credited with saving Nine from financial collapse in 2012 and bringing it back to the share market a year later.
Deep links to Nine date back to his father, Bruce Gyngell: the first man on Australian television. AdNews described him as the most “attuned and intuitively clever operator in the business…and usually the most entertaining, open about the need to take risks and doesn’t fear failure”
Peter Overton is an Australian television journalist and news presenter. His first prominent appointment was as a reporter for 60 Minutes- making him a household name.
Overton has also held positions at 2UE, SKY and Channel 7 Adelaide. In January 2009, Overton was appointed presenter of Nine News Sydney. In this role, Overton has seen the hotly contested 6pm news service rise to number one in Sydney from 2011 to 2016. Overton possesses a strong sense of community and is an ambassador for many worthwhile causes in Australia.
Erin Molan is an Australian television presenter and sport commentator. She is most known for her role on The NRL Footy Show and was appointed host of The NRL Rookie in 2016. From December 2016, she was made permanent Friday and Saturday sport presenter on Nine News Sydney. Apart from her stellar career, Molan is also known for her work with many charities: including being a wonderful ambassador and long-time supporter of Dreams2Live4.