Sydney Chocolate Ball Goes Digital

Sydney Chocolate Ball Goes Digital

In this difficult and trying period, things are quickly changing as we move to combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a medical research charity, we are only too aware of the significance of the current situation. Our first and foremost hope is that you and your families are safe and well.

As many of you now know, the 2020 Sydney Chocolate Ball which was due to be held on Saturday 9 May 2020 at The Star Event Centre has been postponed. Each year the Foundation relies on the Sydney Chocolate Ball to fund our mission to find a cure for FSHD. The decision to postpone this year’s Ball will put severe constraint on the Foundations ability to fund world class medical research, education and FSHD biotech, as we pave the way towards clinical trials for this debilitating disease.

COVID-19 will have a major effect not only on our Foundation, but on those living with FSHD. People with FSHD have an impaired immune system and in addition to that have reduced breathing capacity and lung function. Unfortunately, many people with FSHD will end up in hospital and several face a much higher possibility of dying because of this virus.

Historically 100% of all tax-deductible cash donations have funded medical research. As we hope to maintain this proud point, we are pleased to launch:

This is an amazing online platform that will incorporate the many fundraising initiatives that we typically hold at the Ball, including our renowned silent auction, raffles and activations. Over the coming months, you’ll have an opportunity to bid on some amazing prizes and continue to help support the Foundation’s fundraising efforts.

Sydney Chocolate Ball goes Digital will be launched on Friday the 3rd of April, with new prizes, activation’s and raffles being added over a 2 month period.


In response to the current situation, our Founder and Chairman, Mr Bill Moss AO, along with FSHD Global Patron and restauranteur, Luke Mangan OAM have kindly sent you this message.

While much of the world is looking to pause operations, our commitment to our mission is stronger than ever. As our global researchers continue their work with as little disruption as possible, we hope you too can continue your support, as we come together as a community in these difficult times.

We look forward to celebrating the Sydney Chocolate Ball with you again soon, when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, stay safe, and click your way to Sydney Chocolate Ball goes Digital and start bidding!

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Bespoke Fashion Illustrations

One of our favourite activations at the 2019 Sydney Chocolate Ball was offering you a chance to have your own bespoke illustration created. It was an overwhelming success, so we wanted to provide it to you again.
Treat yourself, or someone you love, to a personalised A5 hand painted masterpiece, tailored just for you*- with all proceeds going to FSHD Global Research Foundation.

*Simply upload your photo at check out. This is a limited edition offer, orders are to be made before 31/5/20, note that refunds are not applicable.

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Thank you to our valued Sydney Chocolate ball Sponsors for their ongoing support towards finding treatments and a cure for FSHD.


Thank you to our valued supporters for their ongoing support.

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