Brisbane's enchanting 3rd annual Charity Gala Dinner
October 2018 QLD
In the Great Room in Brisbane’s brand-new W hotel, guests came together from across the property and construction industry for the 3rd annual Brisbane Charity Gala Dinner.
Guests were treated to a delicious three-course dinner and entertained with great music from The Red Tie Band.
The raffle and live and silent auctions were popular on the night with terrific items on offer.
It’s with great pride to announce that we have raised $40,000 net!
The money raised from this event, will go directly into building Queensland’s first PIF House – located at Toombul. The Foundation has been gifted a parcel of land from the Queensland Government, and earlier this year lodged a Development Application to the Brisbane City Council.
Of the over 19,000 homeless people in Queensland, 27.5 per cent are under the age of 18.*
The Foundation’s Queensland Chair Brian McGuckin said that funds raised at the event will go a long way to making a tangible difference to the problem of youth homelessness in Brisbane.
“The Queensland property industry’s support is invaluable in achieving this,” he said.
The Foundation would like to thank the Gala Dinner Organising Committee for their dedication and support in assisting with the organisation of this event. Thank you to Christine O’Hara (Charter Hall), Lady Jane Edwards (BBS Communications) and Michael Rayner (Blight Rayner).
The Foundation also thanks the exceptional volunteers who gave up their time to assist in the delivery of the event: Lyn Matthews, Anne-Marie Brady (Stockland), Rebecca Sully (Boulder Capital) , Avril Pretorius (Davidson), Rebecca Hunter (Cox Architecture), Travis Gielen (Knight Frank), Luke Smith (Cushman & Wakefield), Guy Stafford (Raine & Horne Commercial) , Hannah Jonker (Colliers International), Karen McIntyre (Act 4 Kids), Penny Parsons (Act 4 Kids), Amity Farmer (Marquee), Libby Cathro (Urbis) and Kathrin Breitenstein (Employment Office).
A very special thank you to Auctioneer Simon Beirne (Chief Executive, Colliers International) for his expertise on the night, as well as the individuals and organisations who so kindly donated items that we could auction on the night.
Click here to view photos from the night.