Some of Perth’s most prominent business people dug deep on the weekend to raise $350,000 at the third annual Rob Broadfield Dinner for Telethon at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa.
Guests started their journey by taking a charter flight from Network Aviation on Friday and then enjoyed a weekend of culinary indulgence, fine wines and fundraising at the Resort.
Highlights of the weekend were the Johanna Johnson fashion parade in the Nolan Suite, the Neil Perry dinner created especially for the event and the fierce bidding for auction items across the weekend.
Hawaiian CEO Russell Gibbs said the company was proud to host the event.
“Telethon is a prominent Western Australian charity that we have been in partnership with now for the past three years,” Mr Gibbs said.
“This event isn’t just a great weekend, it also raises much needed funds for sick kids who are supported by Telethon.
“We were very proud to host this event at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa and showcase not just the Resort as one of our premium assets, but also show our guests the bespoke experiences that Hawaiian can put together for corporate clients large or small.”
Telethon General Manager Steve Mummery said the event had surpassed his expectations.
“Hawaiian have provided us with an outstanding opportunity to raise an incredible amount of money utilising their Cable Beach Resort Club & Spa asset,” Mr Mummery said.
“The time and resources that they put into getting the right people to Broome and turning on such an eventful weekend means that the children of WA will benefit through Telethon.”
The event is getting bigger and better every year and for the first time this year was held across a weekend.
Fundraising targets are already being set for next year.