From Paradise Village to Surfers Paradise as Dr Prasad heads Down Under

The Marriott Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, venue for a big HEAL Australia fundraiser

The Marriott Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, venue for a big HEAL Australia fundraiser

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.

Dr Prasad meets entertainers at HEAL India Night. The HEAL founder is planning to attend the 'Indian Extravaganza' in Australia

Dr Prasad meets entertainers at HEAL India Night. The HEAL founder is planning to attend the ‘Indian Extravaganza’ in Australia

Hosted by HEAL Australia, the event will not only raise money to help alleviate child poverty in India, by 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 thy are also supporting a wonderful cause,” said organiser Vahini Panda.

The grand ballroom at Surfers Paradise

The grand ballroom at Surfers Paradise

“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 115 Australian dollars, or 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.

Aussies Stu and Shirley Pratt and their son Ben took part in Cycle India 2014

Aussies Stu and Shirley Pratt and their son Ben took part in Cycle India 2014

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 is planning to attend the Indian Extravaganza at Surfers Paradise after spending his birthday celebrating HEAL Day on February 16 at Paradise Village in Andhra Pradesh, India.

HEAL Australia flyer

To order tickets go to: www.trybooking.com/174444.