Sydney’s largest charity dinner welcomes 2500 guests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE

SYDNEY’S LARGEST FUNDRAISING DINNER WELCOMES 2,500 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 patt[email protected]0414 437 608