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The Power in You Project Charity Gala

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Please join us for the inaugural 'The Power in You Project Charity Gala' to raise funds for those battling addiction and mental health issues in Geelong and South-West Victoria.

In just 6 years, founder Kane Nuttall has grown the organisation from just one staff member - himself - and one client battling addiction to over 35 staff across two locations and over 100 clients. 

The Power in You Project is an organisation like no other, with a focus on peer support and leaving judgement at the door. PIYP often deal with the toughest, most complex clients in the system, but believe everyone deserves a second chance. Not only does this lift that person out of their darkest moments, but it also makes the region safer.

Kane and the PIYP team's work has resulted in philanthropic support over the years. However, demand always outweighs the resources PIYP has to offer those who need them.

The inaugural Charity Gala is a fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds going back into providing free group sessions and support for those leaving prison with addiction. 


Hosted at Geelong's newest venue 'Claribeaux on the Bellarine' you won't be disappointed. With sweeping views from the beautiful golf green to the You Yangs, the venue will impress you. Despite being just one year old, Claribeaux's kitchen is already award-winning. 

We'll be joined by entertaining local band 'G&T' and have the opportunity to bid at a silent auction as well as enter a raffle for incredible prizes!

Arrive: 6pm

Ticket includes: 2 courses and dessert platter, 4 hrs drinks package (6pm-10pm)

Dress code: black tie OR formal



The night will include an interview with special guest Dr Kerry Tucker.

After spending nearly 5 years in Victoria’s Maximum Security Prison for Women, Kerry was released with a Master of Arts, completed during her sentence with a full university graduation – the first to be held inside an Australian Prison.  She went on to get a doctorate and commenced work as a lecturer at Swinburne University.  Today she is a Student Engagement & Communications Manager for Australia’s largest Graduate Student Association at Melbourne University. 

Her story was the inspiration behind the hit TV series ‘Wentworth’ and she was appointed Story & Script Consultant for the first season.  In 2018 Penguin Random House published her autobiography ‘The Prisoner’.  

Kerry continues to be an in demand public and motivational speaker in the Judicial and Fraud Prevention arenas.


PIYP founder Kane Nuttall will speak to impressive MC Nicky Buckley about the journey of PIYP and his vision for the future. 

We will dive into the importance of lived experience in rehabilitation of prisoners and people with addiction, the impact of drugs on the community and what we can do to make a difference.

We look forward to having you join us for a fun, purposeful night!

Accommodation discount: 

Use the code 20231908POWERINYOU to get a 5% discount at Claribeaux's stunning accommodation (just a 1-min walk from the venue). 

For any ticketing enquiries, please text Olivia Nicholls on 0459 419 755.

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