Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund Splendiferous Entertainment Extravaganza Gala Fundraising Dinner at The Ainslie Football Club was held on Saturday 17th June 2017.
This event is the major fundraiser for Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund and was held to shine a spotlight on paediatric brain cancer, the number one disease killer of children in Australia. The evening was dedicated to all children diagnosed with paediatric brain tumours and to remember and honour those children who have lost their courageous battles, those who are presently fighting and those who are survivors but have been left with devastating side effects from this horrendous disease.
The evening was made possible due to the extraordinary and charitable Major Partners: Group One, Tatts On Tatts Of, Rolfe Property Services, Qcity Transit, Regional Wholesale Fruit Market and Simeco Electrical Contractors. The event was also supported by Corporate Community Partners Transit Graphics, QCity Transit and My Gungahlin as well as many marvellous Community Partners.
The Ainslie Football Club looked absolutely incredible for this event. The Show Pony Centre Pieces and life size cardboard Marilyn Monroe and Alice Cooper set the scene for the evening and the atmosphere throughout the entire night was filled with energy, joy, laughter and excitement. The fabulous Ainslie team put on a magnificent night with the most delicious food and excellent service.
Michael Bower with his genuine, friendly and warm nature was an outstanding host for the evening. Local Real Estate Agent and auctioneer extraordinaire Jeremy Maher from Harcourts Brindabella had the guests competitively bidding on the assortment of unique and high quality items.
Throughout the evening the crowd were continually entertained by Unique Balloon Modelling by Deborah Lane, Extraordinary Face and body painting by Anne Flynn, the phenomenal Jay and The Dragonflies had the dance floor filled throughout the entire night and guests did not want the evening to end, the lovely and talented Badra Dancers had the guest mesmerised with their belly dancing and especially when they used swords on their heads, funny man Greg Kimball brought humour and laughter to the evening and the evenings incredible Special Guest Garry ‘Canberra Elvis’ Buckley had guests up and dancing and feeling like they were at an actual Elvis Concert.
Jarrett made a surprise appearance on stage, looking like and performing like a true rock star with his Jackson Guitar and honoured Dainere in a spectacular version of Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer with Jay and The Dragonflies. Special mention of the spectacular sound and lighting by Nick and Hamish from Eclipse Lighting and Sound that added a truly splendiferous touch to the entire event.
With most heartfelt gratitude to all who supported the evening, which raised a massive $39,116.00 and you will be thrilled to know that unlike many other Charity Dinners 100% of those funds will go to vital and innovative research towards fulfilling Dainere’s wish of ensuring there is hope for future generations of children and their families devastated by the diagnosis of a brain tumour, the number one disease killer of children in Australia.