Night of glamour at Palazzo to benefit women’s charities

17 Mar

fashionBy Katia Pearsall & Ashley Pillhofer, Bond University Journalism Students

A night of glamour and luxury in the Palazzo Versace Grand Ballroom has been organised by a group of university students to benefit two women’s charities.

The Benefits of Fashion event has been organised by Making A Difference (MAD), the student Global Health Group at Bond University, and will help the Luke Batty Foundation for domestic violence and Destiny Rescue for human trafficking.

MAD president Anthea Bach said the group aims to promote international health by providing opportunities to make tangible differences.

“Its all about empowering students and the community… to make sustainable changes to health inequities on both a local and global scale,” said Anthea.

The March 25 charity event will donate all funds raised from ticket sales, raffle prizes and a silent auction.

Anthea said the group started planning last November and hopes to raise a significant amount of money.

“Our dream contribution to charity would be $10,000, but even $5000, or $6000 would be amazing,” she said.

The event is sponsored by major partners Dunn Obstetrics and Gynecology who are providing the funds to run the event in collaboration with Palazzo Versace who are providing the venue for the evening in the Palazzo Versace Grand Ballroom.

The event is an exclusive cocktail event featuring five high-end edgy runway shows from Australia’s leading local designer’s, along with Aston Martin’s latest vehicles, live music, canapés and a complimentary wine on arrival.

Bond University Law student Georgia Newberry, who will be attending the event, said she has been waiting for the Benefits Of Fashion evening and is eager to get glammed up for a good cause.

“I purchased an early bird ticket back in February because I was so excited for this event,” she said.

“I’m really looking forward to getting dressed up to support such worthy causes and I will definitely be donating and crossing my fingers that I win some of the great prizes.”

The Benefits Of Fashion event is expected to attract a crowd of about 200 to 250 people.

Anthea said the main priority of the MAD group which supports other health initiatives on campus is to involve the community more in their future events.

“If you get the community involved you can do a lot more,” said Anthea.

For more information on the event head to the MAD Facebook page or buy tickets directly here.

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