The Horizon Committee is a dedicated and successful fundraising committee for NextSense. Its members are women from all walks of life and backgrounds who have a common goal to improve the lives of children with hearing or vision loss, including children with additional disabilities.
NextSense provides the best possible early intervention and education options for over 1,200 children with hearing or vision loss each year thanks to the support and funds raised by the Committee.
The Committee began in 1984 when Colleen Keys and several other Motherhood Quest winners and finalists wished to see the valuable fundraising work for NextSense (then known as Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children) continue. Friends and associates of these women have also joined or supported the committee for over 29 years.
Committee President Colleen Keys OAM and Horizon Committee members organise many enjoyable events each year that offer great value for money. Annual functions include the Parliament House Literary Lunch, Horizon Race Day, Oaks Day Luncheon, and Christmas Cocktail Party. The committee also holds special events such as book launches, celebrity guest speaking lunches, and art shows.
NextSense is grateful for the contribution the Horizon Committee members have made over the past 29 years through fundraising and increasing awareness of the work we do.