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Thursday, 19 September 2002

The SCHF - Joshua Holland Leukaemia Fund Secures Charity Preview of MAMMA MIA!

The Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation (SCHF) - Joshua Holland Leukaemia Fund has announced that its major fundraiser for 2002 will be a charity preview performance of the smash-hit musical 'MAMMA MIA!' at the Lyric Theatre, Star City on Thursday the 19th September 2002.

Featuring 22 of Abba's greatest hits, MAMMA MIA! has been playing to sold-out houses around the world. Set on a tiny Greek island, MAMMA MIA! tells the heart-warming and hilarious story of a feisty mother, Donna, her soon-to be wed daughter, Sophie, and Sophie's three possible fathers…

This charity preview performance offers guests the opportunity to be one of the first audiences to see MAMMA MIA! in Sydney. The cost per ticket is $110.00, which includes: a ticket to the show, special preview programme and a complimentary glass of champagne at intermission.

Kate Holland established the SCHF - Joshua Holland Leukaemia Fund in memory of her son Joshua who lost his brave battle against a rare type of leukaemia, just two days before Christmas 1999.

Joshua was only 22 months old and his family has vowed to keep his spirit alive by raising funds towards ongoing clinical research and improving facilities for children with cancer treated in the Centre for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. The aim is to help other children and their families who are still fighting a similar battle.

'The Northern Suburbs community have been very supportive of the SCHF - Joshua Holland Leukaemia Fund in helping children like Joshua have a future. I hope that they can continue to show their support by taking part in this fantastic event,' said Kate Holland.

For Further Information Contact:

Holly Bradshaw, Foundation Media Liaison Manager Tel: 9382 1188 Mob: 0414 821 187

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