Mother’s Day is a very special occasion for Brainwave families, so what better time to coincide the launch of the Melbourne Brainwave Luncheon, to recognise the impact having a child with a neurological condition has on not only mothers but the whole family.
This exciting inaugural event, sold out and we’re thrilled to announce raised a fantastic result of $55,025 in its first year!
The day began with anticipation and excitement, guests arrived to a glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne and acoustic music by the talented Tim Campbell Band. The room looked stunning thanks to stylists JAK Creative. There were goodie bags bursting with luxurious gifts from Chemist Warehouse. The audio visual was flawless thanks to event sponsors Myles AV. Thank you to Gen C who produced the videos played while we laughed, cried and empathised over a delicious two-course lunch and divine wines from The Hidden Sea Wine. Overlooking the stunning Studley Park Golf Course, The Boulevard provided the perfect setting to host this important afternoon.
The event provided an opportunity to hear personal, touching stories from our Brainwave mothers who are relentlessly caring for an ill child. Our Emmy-award winning journalist Sara James opened up about her struggles and triumphs caring for her daughter with epilepsy. Vicki Mamet also shared stories about caring for her son who lives with severe autism spectrum disorder. There was not a dry eye in the room as those who listened tried to imagine what it would be like to care for a child living with a neurological condition and not being able to make it go away.
The audience were passionate and showed their commitment to the cause during the live auction, throwing bids left, right and centre, but it was nothing our professional auctioneer James Hatzolos couldn’t handle. We must thank all those who bid on the silent and live auction, purchased raffle tickets and made pledges to better the lives of the children we support.
We are absolutely thrilled with the result of this event and sincerely appreciate those involved, particularly the charitable people and organisations who donated items which contributed to our fundraising efforts.
All money raised will go directly towards funding rehabilitation therapies and mobility equipment for children who need it most. It will also allow Brainwave to continue to host family programs, where those experiencing the same hardship can come together to support one another.