The family-owned Doltone House Group has held Sydney’s largest ever charity gala dinner to mark the 10th anniversary of the passing of Biaggio Signorelli, the group’s founder, from Mesothelioma.
The Signorelli family lost their father to cancer caused by asbestos exposure in 2008 and set up the Biaggio Signorelli Asbestos Foundation to raise funds and awareness for early detection, treatment and a cure for the disease.
At the Foundation’s 10 Year Tribute Autumn Gala Dinner held at the Doltone House at Australian Technology Park and attended by over 2,500 people, 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.
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 evening raised over $1 million for the the Foundation.