Chef and Star Studded Charity Fundraiser for Ataxia – Telangiectasia
Raising awareness and much needed funds for ongoing research in Australia and around the world, Goldie’s Angels in partnership with BrAshA-T, is hosting a fundraiser for Ataxia – Telangiectasia (A-T) on Saturday June 18 at Royal Yacht Squadron with a star studded chef and entertainment line-up.
The custom menu has been designed by iconic Melbourne chefs – who will be in attendance on the evening – including Ian Curley (French Saloon, Kirk’s Wine Bar), Shane Delia (Maha, Maha East, Maha Bar) and Adam D’Sylva (Coda, Tonka, Lollo, Boca Gelato), and will be executed by Nick Korceba of Maha Restaurant, with dessert by Sandra Foti of Piccolina Gelateria.
The black tie affair will commence at 7pm with tickets on sale from Wednesday 5 May at $350 pp, or table of 10 for $3,500. Guests will be entertained by an intimate performance by ARIA award winning duo Sneaky Sound System, while auction items include private chef dinner experiences, exclusive getaways such as a private villa in Uluwatu and contemporary Artworks.
Goldie’s Angels was founded by Cristina and Simon Digby, whose third child, Goldie, was diagnosed with A-T in September 2019, Goldie is one of forty children Australians diagnosed with A-T.
The couple have since made it their mission to raise funds and create much needed awareness of the disease, flying to Brisbane to be part of a A-T research clinic held at the Wesley Research Centre, and learning of a promising clinical trial. However, insufficient funding led to the trial being halted.
“The trial was our only hope and we were fortunate enough to hold a meeting with The Hon. Greg Hunt to discuss the trial’s potential, the disease in all its complexities, and the future of our children. A gold standard funding application was presented to the health minister’s medical board, and in May 2020 funding of $2.2 million was awarded to the Wesley Research Centre for the trial to commence,” say Simon and Cristina Digby.
“The Minister was so moved by Goldie’s story he acknowledged her days before her fourth birthday during the Federal budget announcement, as “the little girl that touched his heart”. He has a passion for those affected by rare disease and is dedicated to making rare disease no longer a part of our lifetime by injecting funds into this sector,” says Cristina Digby.
The event taking place on 18 June is vital for raising funds for the clinical trial for A-T.
Date: Saturday 18 June
Time: 7pm – Midnight
Venue: Harbour Room, Royal Melbourne Yacht squadron
Guest Numbers: Approx. 190
Dress code: Black Tie with a touch of gold
Ticket price: $350 pp or table of 10 for $3,500Ticket sales will be via: https://www.goldiesangels.com.au/the-event
Website: goldiesangels.com.au; brashat.com.au
Make a donation: https://www.brashat.org.au/donate.php?fundraiser_id=goldie