Biaggio Signorelli Asbestos Foundation ‘10 Year Tribute Autumn Gala Dinner’
The Founders of Doltone House Group, the Signorelli Family, lost their father to Mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) 10 years ago. On Wednesday night the 30thMay 2018, to mark a decade since his passing, they put together one of the largest and most extravagant fundraising dinners Australia has ever seen with over 2,500 guests in attendance. Click Here to View Video
The 10 Year Tribute Autumn Gala Dinner was hosted at Doltone House, Australian Technology Park and was co-hosted by Logie award winner Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Mo Award winner Vince Sorrenti.
Guests were also treated to a spectacular entertainment line up from Marina Prior, Mark Vincent, 40 piece Sydney Chamber Orchestra, Martin Club Band and the Knafeh Bakery Boys.
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.
Inspired by the Signorelli heritage, the House of Doltone styling team took guests on a journey with an authentic Italian affair of rich, warm tones including golden yellows and oranges to reflect an autumnal occasion, tying in perfect with the season. Yellow and brown leafed trees were placed alongside a bespoke Signorelli truck featuring a fresh fruit market, making it the perfect tone to help set the ambience.
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.