batyr Blue Tie Ball 2018

As part of our partnership with batyr, Diona was one of the major sponsors of this year’s Blue Tie Ball held at the new International Convention Centre in Sydney.

With a few hundred people in attendance, this year’s ball celebrated seven years of batyr and the great strides they are making in smashing the stigma associated with mental ill health and empowering young people to share their experiences of survival, strength and courage with others.

“One of the most inspiring events I have been to. I was moved by the courageous individuals who shared their personal experiences with mental ill health, especially Seethal who shared a powerful message of survival and strength as she openly spoke about her journey as a young teenager. batyr is doing some amazing work in the community, and I am proud to be part of a company that is supporting them,” said Melissa Lowry, Marketing and Communications Advisor.

The event raised over $96,000 through pledges, sponsorship, tickets sales and raffles – congratulations batyr on another successful event, we look forward to the next one.

To read some highlights from the evening click here.

[Pictured: batyr CEO, Jon Davies speaks to a full room at the ICC Sydney. Photo credit: Alice Boshell Photography (courtesy of the batyr facebook page)]