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Carmel Crouch, Managing Director of STEPS Group, at the Grand Winter Ball in 2023

The eagerly awaited 2024 STEPS Grand Winter Ball presented by Ken Mills Toyota is set to illuminate the Sunshine Coast on July 27, 2024. Hosted at the Sunshine Coast Events Centre, this prestigious black-tie gala promises an evening of glamour, entertainment, and community spirit.


This year, STEPS is excited to announce that the esteemed journalist and television presenter, Melissa Doyle, will be hosting the event. Melissa is renowned for her extensive media career and her support for numerous charitable causes both nationally and internationally. Her presence adds a touch of distinction to an already stellar evening.


Every year the STEPS Grand Winter Ball highlights the generosity of the local community, whose support has been instrumental in developing the groundbreaking program at STEPS Pathways College.


STEPS managing director Carmel Crouch said the College aims to revolutionise the quality of life for Australians with a disability and autism and prove that with the right training and support people with a disability and autism can be more, do more, and achieve more in life.


“These young people are currently limited by the services and funding available to them.  We are breaking the mould and helping people with disabilities and autism achieve their full potential, giving them a future full of hopes, dreams and aspirations, just as all young people deserve,” Ms Crouch said.


The STEPS Grand Winter Ball is a celebration of the power of community action and the difference we can all make to provide a brighter future for Australians living with a disability and autism.

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About STEPS Pathways College:

As the first and only boarding college for people with disabilities and autism in Australia, STEPS is leading the change to create a brighter future for our students and all young people with disabilities and autism throughout the country. At STEPS Pathways College, students learn independent living skills through a combination of classroom and community-based training, as well as everyday life skills learned on the College campus, accommodations, and facilities that reflect true independent living.

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For media enquiries or further information, please contact:

Elisa Monagle


M: 0488 180 717


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