[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-1/5 vc_col-md-1/5 vc_col-xs-1/5″][us_image image=”81825″ size=”thumbnail” align=”left” style=”circle” has_ratio=”1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4/5 vc_col-md-4/5 vc_col-xs-4/5″][vc_column_text]By Annette Madjarian[/vc_column_text][us_post_date][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you enjoy elegant fine dining experience and supporting great causes, then put Thursday August 25th in your diary and purchase your ticket.
Biviano’s at Dural is fundraising for three local causes with its annual gala ball: Foster Care Angels, Riding for the Disabled NSW Tall (Timbers Centre) and The Grace Centre for Intensive Care at Westmead Children’s Hospital.
The Hills Annual Charity Gala Ball, organised by Biviano’s Dural, has been held since 2016 and has raised over $250,000.00 for local charities.
This will be the first Charity Ball at Biviano’s since the two-year COVID hiatus.
Owner Raj Kumar said he and staff appreciated the community’s support of what will be an “excellent night and having lots of fun” at the same time.
Supporters include Alex Hawke MP, Federal Member for Mitchell; Julian Leeser MP, Federal Member for Berowra; Hills Mayor Clr Dr Peter Gangemi; Hills Police Commander Supt Darrin Batchelor; former Hills Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne and Dr Jim Taggart, OAM.
MC and auctioneer on the night is Kate Lumby. Kelly Doyle from Foster Care Angels said: “Foster Care Angels is so grateful to be part of The Hills Charity Gala Ball 2022 hosted by Biviano’s. We have been significantly impacted by funding losses as a result of Covid-19, and receiving no Government funding, we rely on donations and our fundraising efforts to provide our services.
“We were supported by “The Hills Annual Charity gala Ball” in 2019 where funds raised contributed to our annual Christmas Drive, bringing a little Christmas joy to children in care, and our program supporting the mental health and resilience of young people living in out of home care.”
Kerry Souter from Riding for the Disabled (Tall Timbers) thanked Biviano’s saying: “We are very grateful as the past few years have been very difficult in so many ways as we try to fundraise, retain volunteers, look after the horses and manage the Centre’s beneficial programs in a COVID safe way.
“Not only has COVID impacted the Centre with extended lockdowns but when things were looking up we were then affected by constant wet weather and storm damage. We rely heavily on fundraising and especially from events such as the previous ball held by Bivianos. These funds are needed to continue running the therapeutic equine based programs for children with disabilities who benefit physically, socially and psychologically.”
Each year more than 600 sick and seriously ill babies visit the Grace Centre for Newborn Care at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The Grace Centre provides an intensive care unit (ICU) to newborn -babies who have surgical, cardiac and other complex medical conditions, during their first month of life. Funds raised by The Hills Annual Charity gala Ball in 2017 contributed towards the purchase of two Panda Warmer Bed (twice the number asked for by ICU then).
To book visit https://bivianosdural.com/event/the-hills-annual-charity-gala-ball-2022/[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]