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10th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating A Decade of Compassion at Little Oak Sanctuary's 10th Anniversary Gala

Join us in celebrating a decade of life-changing impact! Since our launch in 2013, we've become a beacon of hope for hundreds of farmed animals, providing them sanctuary, love, and a second chance at life. But our mission is bigger than that - we've ignited the flames of compassion in hearts far and wide, empowering people like you to make a positive change for animals and our planet.  Be a part of this inspiring journey at our 10th Anniversary Gala. Together, we'll create a future where compassion knows no bounds. Get your tickets now!

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Special Comedy Spot - Dave Hughes

Prepare for uproarious laughter as we welcome celebrated comedian Dave Hughes to the stage for a comedy performance. Natural and unmistakably Australian, Dave Hughes is one of this country’s fastest comedic minds. Turning everyday foibles into rich and hilarious routines delivered in his classic laconic style, Hughesy owns the stage.

Master of Ceremonies - Tom Gibson

Canberran Comedian Superstar Tom Gibson will be our MC for the evening, ensuring there are laughs-a-plenty throughout the night. His charm and comedic talent will keep the atmosphere lively and entertaining.

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Food & Drink

Satisfying Eats: Indulge in a delectable dining experience that's as tasty as it is animal-friendly. Our culinary delights, crafted with care, are sure to satisfy your taste buds and belly.

Featured Fare: Enjoy a mouthwatering menu by the amazing I Should Be Souvlaki team from Sydney, who will be serving up delicious and satisfying entrees and mains. "This isn't dainty vegan food, but a Greek-inspired menu that doesn't hold back on full-volumed flavours" Sydney Morning Herald.

Sweet Treats: Save room for dessert as Canberran icons, Sweet Bones Bakery and Future Swirl come together to offer a heavenly cake and ice cream experience. These delectable treats are the perfect conclusion to a night of celebration.

Drinks:  A wonderful selection of wine, beer and soft drinks are included in the ticket price.

Your meal at our 10th Anniversary Gala is not just a feast for the senses but also a compassionate choice that aligns with our mission to promote kindness and respect for animals. It's a delightful journey for your taste buds and a reflection of our commitment to creating a better world for all.


And More

Silent Auction: Bid on an array of exclusive items and experiences in our silent auctions. From custom-made pamper hampers and animal-friendly handbags to artwork or unforgettable getaways, you'll have the opportunity to take home treasures while supporting our sanctuary.

Lucky Door Prizes: Every guest has a chance to win fabulous door prizes. Will you be one of our lucky winners?


As we gather to celebrate a decade of progress, your presence at the gala not only promises a night of joy but also directly supports Little Oak Sanctuary's mission to provide a safe haven for farmed animals, promote compassion, and create a more humane world.


Join us for this momentous occasion, and let's continue to build a future filled with kindness, empathy, and love for all animals. Together, we can make a difference.

Date: Friday 1st December 2023

Time: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Venue:  Albert Hall, Canberra

Dress Code: Cocktail/After Five


Secure your tickets today and be part of a night that will be etched in our hearts as we celebrate a decade of compassion.

Thanks to our Sponsors

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Jerrymara is a stunning rural home and estate in Willowvale near the seaside village of Gerringong. It comprises a lovely main Homestead of 3 bedrooms and a 2 bedroom Studio cottage- in total Jerrymara's 5 bedrooms can accommodate up to 11 people. Each bedroom has it's own ensuite bathroom and the cottages are set in a private country garden with champion sized flood-lit tennis court and 12m pool. There's 52 acres of coastal farmland to discover in all.


Sweetbones Bakery & Cafe

Australia's first handcrafted oat milk soft serve.


About Us: Sweet Bones is a locally-owned café and bakery dedicated to crafting delicious and delightful vegan meals and baked goods.

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