Karin and Steve Hart from Clontarf attend the Redcliffe Hospital Foundation dinner at The Golden Ox. Picture: Sarah Keayes Source: Quest Newspapers
GUESTS could just as easily have been in Mumbai as Margate when they gathered to celebrate at the annual Redcliffe Hospital Foundation fundraising dinner on Friday night.
The Bollywood Dreams-themed event was held at The Golden Ox restaurant and raised just over $40,000 for the foundation.
RHF supporters were given bindis and henna hand tattoos on arrival and were entertained by a variety of energetic dancers in colourful costumes.
RHF chief executive Steve Hart said he was blown away by the community support.
“I enjoyed the evening immensely and it was great to see everyone out having a good time,” mr Hart said.
“The money raised will help to fund all of our important activities such as the school based traineeships, research and equipment.”
Well-known Redcliffe poet Rupert McCall was the MC for the evening and the charity auction was led by Harcourts Redcliffe auctioneer Les Moriarty.
More than 100 guests bid in the auction, where a guitar signed by ACDC went for $3,500.
The highest bid was for the naming rights to the meeting room at the new Moreton Bay Integrated Care Centre, which was won by Aim Lab’s Steve Pronk.