An Evening with John Travolta

On Wednesday, 6th November 2019, a special dinner was held to mark the anniversary of Biaggio Signorelli who passed away from Asbestos cancer. On the night, guests enjoyed an exclusive VIP dinner with Hollywood star Mr John Travolta with a 4-course dinner and a night of conversation and entertainment.

All funds raised have gone towards creating awareness, earlier detection & improved treatment and ultimately finding a cure for Mesothelioma (Asbestos Cancer). 

Check out photos from the dinner here

John Travolta pays tribute to the Biaggio Signorelli Asbestos Foundation at an exclusive fundraiser

John Travolta pays tribute to the Biaggio Signorelli Asbestos Foundation at an exclusive fundraiser

The Signorelli family, owners of Doltone House hosted an intimate fundraising dinner with global movie star John Travolta at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf for the Biaggio Signorelli Asbestos Foundation as part of National Asbestos Awareness Month.

Fifteen guests were hosted by Paul Signorelli, Nina Milazzo and Anna Cesarano, siblings and founders of the Foundation.

The VIP guests were treated to a specially crafted menu; each course named after Travolta’s movie classics. Guests were welcomed by a “Pulp Fiction” Cocktail, a “Swordfish” deluxe seafood platter starter, “Gotti” pasta from the parmesan wheel; a “Blow Out” black Angus steak and a “Phenomenon” soufflé “From Paris With Love”.

Travolta was inspired by the attention to detail of the night and truly humbled by the hospitality of the Signorelli Family which made it a remarkable evening for all.

“The space and food was incredible. The conversation was entertaining and flowing, it was a great night,” said Mr Travolta.

Paul Signorelli, Chairman of the Foundation said John Travolta’s support for their cause was greatly appreciated.

“We cannot thank John Travolta enough for supporting a cause that is so close to our hearts. His presence exceeded every expectation we had,” said Mr Signorelli.

The Biaggio Signorelli Asbestos Foundation is committed to raising awareness, early detection, treatment and cure for asbestos-related cancer, Mesothelioma.

The Foundation was established to honour the Signorelli siblings’ farther, Biaggio who passed away from cancer in May 2008.

In May 2018, the Signorelli family hosted a 10th Anniversary black tie fundraising gala for the Biaggio Signorelli Foundation, it was NSW’s largest seated fundraising event.


The Leader – Exceptional community contributions recognised at the Volunteer of the Year Awards 2018

This is what a group of winners had in common at the 2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year awards, held on August 15 at Tradies Gymea.

St George and Sutherland Shire volunteers were recognised for their outstanding contribution as part of an annual event run by the Centre for Volunteering.

The volunteer team of the year is Tradies Gymea, The Sutherland District Trade Union Club. The team of 119 gave up almost 3000 hours of volunteering to 27 community organisations last year.

But the big gong went to overall regional winner and adult volunteer of the year, Paul Signorelli of Blakehurst, of Biaggio Signorelli Asbestos Foundation.

Read the full article here

Paul Signorelli recipient of Southern Sydney NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards

The Adult Volunteer of the Year and overall Southern Sydney Volunteer of the Year was Paul Signorelli who is a relentless advocate for dozens of charities and community based causes throughout NSW. 10 years ago, he established Biaggio Signorelli Foundation which is dedicated to finding early detection, treatment, care and ultimately a cure to asbestos related illnesses.

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Sydney’s largest charity dinner welcomes 2500 guests















Biaggio Signorelli Asbestos Foundation

‘10 Year Tribute Autumn Gala Dinner’

Held Wednesday 30 May 2018

The Founders of Doltone House Group, the Signorelli Family, lost their father to Mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) 10 years ago. On Wednesday night (30thMay 12018), to mark a decade since his passing, they put together one of the largest and most extravagant fundraising dinners Australia has ever seen.

Attendance: Over 2,500 guests (over 250 tables, divided into 8 sections)

Venue: Doltone House, Australian Technology Park

Fundraising target: $1 million

Entertainment: Marina Prior, Mark Vincent, 40 piece Sydney Chamber Orchestra, Martin Club Band and the Knafeh Bakery Boys.

Co-Hosts: Logie award winner Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Mo Award winner Vince Sorrenti 

The Signorelli family ensured guests were well looked after with a bottomless supply of stunning cocktails, beer, wine and spirits, as well as an amazing four course feast.

Guests stemmed from the Government, the business world and the health and medical research communities.

Every inch of the room was filled with excitement – pop up bars, gelato vans, a fresh produce display (fruit, vegetable and flowers), styled in the late Biaggio’s restored fruit truck that guests were invited to raid at the end of the night, branded tracks, pyrotechnic displays and much more.

Photos from the night are available here.

The Signorelli Family has held countless events in their lives, but nothing ever like this. The night went off without a hitch, with all 2,500 guests seated within one hour of doors opening and all meals served quickly and efficiently.

The Chairman of the Biaggio Signorelli Asbestos Foundation, Biaggio’s son Paul said that the Foundation was overwhelmed by the support of the community.

“This was an extremely important occasion for both our Foundation and for my family. We have witnessed first-hand what a truly devastating disease Mesothelioma is,” Paul said.

“My father’s final words to me were “help save others”. I am extremely proud to say that we have spent the past 10 years doing just that – funding both medical research and medical treatments. Our 10 Year Tribute Gala dinner really took my father’s great legacy to the next level.”

The Foundation raised over $1 million on the evening. 

The Signorelli Family is available for interview to discuss how they managed to pull off this spectacular evening.

Media contacts:
Ashleigh Addison, Uptown Communications [email protected]0418 274 428
Patty Barrett, Uptown Communications [email protected]0414 437 608