The 5th annual Aussie Down Under Charity Ball - 2016 held on May 28th at Moscow’s Radisson Royal Hotel - Ukraina was a huge success!
The evening began with welcome drinks and hors d'oeuvres, where old friends, quickly found a lively note, setting the tone for the rest of the night.
Gabe, the Aussie cowboy flaunted his MC-ing and auctioneering competence once again, sustaining an Aussie atmosphere throughout the course of the evening.
Guest of honor this year was Mrs. Russia 2016 Nadia Lisenko.
The menu touted succulent Australian lamb, proudly supplied by AUSTRALIAN TRADE HOUSE & MLA.
The evening’s refreshments were kindly provided by GRANT WINTERTON - ROUST & PEPSICO
A separate thanks to our main sponsor ORICA for their financial support.
Amongst the multitude of prizes on offer; the charity raffle displayed the traditional BBQ grill, the ‘Ultimate Aussie Survival Pack’ - comprising a cooler box, full of Aussie goodies, a ‘Dining Package’ – from Chicago Prime and Papa’s Place and a basket of craft beers from a boutique brewery.
While the auction offered: a one week stay for 12 people at a private resort on the Caribbean, a wine tasting tour to Russia’s southern wineries, 2 limited edition bottles of wine from Europe, an exclusive hand-made porcelain doll, 2 paintings and our traditional boomerang.The evening raised 2,1 million rubles for "Downside up" – A British-Russian charity, supporting families raising children with Down Syndrome.
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