Autore celebrated the Melbourne Cup with 300 guests at a special fundraising lunch in Sydney’s Ivy Room.
The lunch, hosted by Deal or No Deal host Andrew O’Keefe, raised funds for the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Set to open in 2013, The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA will bring together all the elements of cancer research, treatment, care and support within one single centre of excellence, offering the latest research and technology, advanced medical and complementary therapies, as well as emotional support and sanctuary.
Guest speaker Juliette O’Brien, daughter of Chris O’Brien, thanked guests for their generosity and spoke of the importance of fundraising for the construction of the Lifehouse.
During the lunch guests had the opportunity to bid for a variety of luxury items (including an Autore South Sea pearl, white gold and diamond earrings, a five-night spa experience in Phuket and a five-percent share in a thoroughbred) in a live auction while they were
The guests also had the opportunity chance to witness a live pearl harvest and purchase 15 Pinctada Maxima shells, direct from Autore’s Broome Pearl Farm.
Autore CEO Rosario Autore said the company is proud to sponsor the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and is delighted that Sydney’s social and corporate identities gave their support so generously and in such glamorous style.