FOLLOWING ON from the success of the 10th HEAL India Night in the UK last October, Australia is now preparing to hold its own fundraising gala event for the benefit of HEAL children.
The Grand Ballroom of the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa on the Gold Coast of Queensland will be the stunning venue for a night of food entertainment and colour on March 5.
Hosted by HEAL Australia, the event will not only raise money to help alleviate child poverty in India, but will showcase Indian dance, music, fashion, accompanied by a sumptuous spread of Indian food.
“I’m sure people will have a great time dancing to Bollywood beats in the knowledge that they are also supporting a wonderful cause,” said organiser Vahini Panda.
“All money raised will go towards the shelter, education and health care of more than a thousand orphaned and disadvantaged children cared for in the HEAL projects.”
Describing the event as an ‘Incredible Indian Extravaganza’, Vahini says ticket sales have been brisk. “Tickets are available at AU$115 , or AU$65 for kids under 12, and we have been getting a good response since we started to market the event.”
HEAL Australia was formed two years ago as a new chapter of the charity created in 1992 by Dr Satya Prasad Koneru, a UK medical practitioner.
New South Wales couple Shirley and Stu Pratt were trailblazers for HEAL Australia, along with son Ben, from Western Australia, when they became the first riders from Down Under to take part in HEAL’s other major fundraising event, Cycle India.
HEAL founder Dr Prasad will attend the Indian Extravaganza at Surfers Paradise after spending his birthday celebrating HEAL Day on February 16 at Paradise Village in Andhra Pradesh, India.
To order tickets go to: www.trybooking.com/174444.