Venue: Veneto Club, Bulleen VIC
The Wog With The Grog (headed up by Robert Dessanti) hosted a fantastic, successful fundraising dinner, with guest of honour Nonna Paola front and centre, and with money raised going to Alzheimer’s Australia VIC, Nonna Paola’s charity of choice. Held at Veneto Club, at Bulleen, it was a night of fun and serious stuff, too.
The Wog With The Grog met Nonna Paola earlier this year, and a few months ago she famously coined the term in one of her viral videos, “The Wog With The Frog.” As is Nonna P’s trademark, even her unintentional slip ups are hilarious. See that viral video below.
There are so, SO many photos and fun stories to post from the wonderful night. Here is a selection of the best, below.
Italio-Australian actor and super-pro (and very funny) James Liotta emceed (follow him here), and new-on-the-scene, very funny duo Sooshi Mango took some fun clips which really made the night a fun one (follow them here), and silent auctions happened, all in front of a very funny, generous, loud and giving crowd of Melbourne-ites who had one thing in common: they love Nonna Paola. Author Josie Gagliano spoke about her experiences with dementia, having been a carer for her mother and written a book about it all (in: ‘The Australian Ageing Generation Handbook‘), and many in the room had their own very moving stories and experiences with dementia.
And, you can still donate direct to the cause. Go right here.
A huge, HUGE thank you to our sponsors:
Unforgotten Aboriginal Arts (personalised artworks, limited edition and signed)
Jet Flight Simulator, Melbourne (two vouchers)
Kaye Bottega jewellery (two sets of beautiful jewellery)
Coffico (coffee, tea, cafetiera hamper)
Pantalica (vouchers for their yummy cheeses)
Flawless by Maryanne (fab makeup vouchers)
Villa By The Beach, Fraser Island (beach accommodation voucher)
Park Lane jewellery (exclusive jewellery, as worn by Nonna Paola!)
Sofitel, Melbourne on Collins (high tea for four)
Dynamic Jessica (kids’ party gift vouchers)
Check out the event gallery below – click to view more photos.