as at 17 March 2020 

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect Australian communities and countries around the world, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone our Melbourne event, River4Ward, which was scheduled for April 16.  We have made this decision in line with Government regulations and recommendations.
Thanks to the generosity of our community, the funds raised at River4Ward account for a substantial part of our fundraising for the year which enables our You Can Program to build more youth cancer centres, fund life-saving research, expand fertility services and support regional families.   However, the health and wellbeing of our valued supporters and the You Can Community is of paramount importance at this time.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.  With plans to postpone the event to later in the year, not cancel, we will advance all tickets purchased to the new event date. However if you would prefer a refund at this time, please advise us and we will arrange.
Sony Foundation aims to provide an update as to a revised date as soon as possible.

We appreciate your patience at this time and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Lorin Pickup, National Events Manager | lorin@sonyfoundation.org.au

About River4Ward

Since 2015, Melbourne’s VIPs from Government, Business, Media and entertainment come together for an entertainment luncheon like no other, united under one shared purpose to raise funds for young Australians with cancer.

Held overlooking the city of Melbourne at Crown Aviary, the event takes over two stages for 400 guests and to date, has raised millions of dollars.

The event attracts not only all the major media companies in Australia but prominent businesses and has been fortunate enough to have Premier of Victoria, Hon. Daniel Andrews speak a number of times.

Celebrities who attend and show their support have included; Eddie McGuire, Carrie Bickmore, Tommy Little, Molly Meldrum, Rebecca Maddern, Nick Reiwoldt, Neroli Meadows, Ann Peacock.

River4Ward 2020 will be held on April 16, at Crown Aviary in Melbourne. 

How you can help


Tailored activations and partnerships.

Live Auction

Donation of luxury, money-can’t-buy prizes.


Lend a hand on the day.

The success of the River4Ward event is due to the generosity of our partners and supporters. We are indebted to the remarkable kindness of the following organisations:

Event Partners

Event Sponsors

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