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Natalie is the co-host of one of Australia's favourite breakfast shows, Sunrise. Natalie began her journalism career in Western Australia where she gained experience working for newspapers, television and breakfast radio. She spent several years working in the USA and won a Golden Mic for Best Newscaster Writing in 1994. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on the OJ Simpson car chase.
Since returning to Australia, Natalie has worked as a reporter and presenter at Channel Seven. She began working on the Seven Early News, which led to her becoming the co-host of Sunrise. Natalie presented live from Washington DC for the inauguration of Barack Obama and she covered the Presidential election of Donald Trump. Natalie has also co-hosted Carols in the Domain on many occasions.
Acclaimed stage and screen performer
Rachael Beck is a multi-faceted, award-winning powerhouse whose talents span both stage and screen as an acclaimed vocal artist and actress.
Rachael is one of Australia’s most in-demand performers in musical theatre with theatrical highlights including starring alongside Todd McKenney as Charity Barnum in Barnum, The Circus Musical, as Truly Scrumptious in the national tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; playing Sally Bowles in IMG’s Cabaret, directed by Sam Mendes; as Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain directed by David Atkins, which earned her a Mo Award nomination, and Maria in The Gordon/Frost Organization/SEL production of The Sound of Music.
Rachael Beck will take Halo Ball guests on a journey with her repertoire ranging from sultry piano tunes to pop, through to her most iconic moments on stage and closing with songs that will have guests dancing into the night.
On 28 February 2015, Tara Costigan, a mother of three and a BaptistCare employee, was brutally murdered by her ex-partner. Her violent death from domestic violence sent shock waves through her family, friends, her local community and BaptistCare’s workforce.
In response to her tragic death, calls for change became the inspiration for BaptistCare HopeStreet’s first ever Halo Ball.
Every year the Halo Ball raises vital funds to support BaptistCare HopeStreet’s essential support services for women and children, as we seek to end the cycle of abuse and build safer families.
Through the generosity of our supporters and guests, we have raised nearly half a million dollars, and these vital funds have gone directly to our frontline services.