VARIETY the children’s charity & special kids at Luna Park for the Melbourne Cup

VARIETY the children’s charity & special kids at Luna Park for the Melbourne Cup

Welcome to Luna Park VARIETY with Susanne Gervay and illustrator Serena GeddesI LOVE Variety the children’s charity that embraces fun, kids and supports kids and families who face disadvantage and/or disability.

Luna Park was the ‘fun-est’ place to celebrate the Melbourne Cup in Sydney.

Serena illustrated for the kids and I played with them – they are so sweet. Loved them.

Melbourne Cup VARIETY the children's charity NSW, at Luna Park

Serena Geddes and I are creating a beautiful picture book which is endorsed by VARIETY

-called ‘Gracie and Josh’ to be published by Ford Street Publishing celebrating kids who ‘seize the day’ despite sickness and challenges.

We got to see big people too like the fantastic VARIETY team including David Small the ED, Gracie Proust Marketing and Brooke Taylor.

…… and very big people like Sheila Blige – who wasn’t a drag!

…..and Glen Wheeler TV personality with the secret RED shoes. Melbourne Cup VARIETY the kids' charity at Luna Park, with Glen Wheeler TV personality and his red shoes

VARIETY the children's charity NSW, Susanne gervay, Sheila  Blige, illustrator Serena Geddes



I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.


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