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1 million memories made, shining bright

10 events

124 volunteers

10 years

10 guest speakers share their stories

3011 guests

213 wineries

3 venues

1 million memories made, with very special people. Together.

Proceeds raised from the Dinner in the Dark event support South Australia’s oldest charitable service provider, Can:Do 4Kids, to deliver life changing services to blind and deaf children.

For 10 years, and over 10 events, this dining experience has captured the imagination of restauranteurs and foodies through its unique, fun format. This event continues to shine a light on the fact that 10,000 South Australian kids face hearing and vision challenges every day.

Our CEO, Lester Wynne-Jones, said “A massive thank you to everyone who attended our 10th Dinner in The Dark, and on behalf all the team at Can:Do, we are very grateful for all the support, it really does make such a difference.”

Each child is one of a kind, and so are our services. When you have a child with hearing, vision or other developmental challenges, it can feel overwhelming – especially given all the new information, health professionals, and appointments and tests to cope with. We know outcomes are better when a holistic approach is taken to supporting children and young people with disability, however tech support adds heaps of value.

On the evening, we announced our Tech Buddy fundraising packages; where guests and supporters alike can become a part of the Can:Do family and make an impact in the lives of our clients.

Our Can:Do 4Kid’s Occupational Therapist, Rick Schirripa (pictured 2nd from right in group), said, “(with tech support) you’re giving kids a chance to access everything that their peers have, to be able to keep up with them, socially, education wise, and just give them the best chance in life.”

Dinner in the Dark

Friday 26 May 2023

National Wine Centre

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Lester W J

Each child is one of a kind, and so are our services.

Rachael Leahcar

Max Mason

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Dinner Dark 1 of 7

Dinner Dark 2 of 7

We know outcomes are better when a holistic approach is taken.

Dinner Dark 4 of 7

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This event continues to shine.

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Adeline Roe

Mandy W J


Make an impact in the lives of our clients.