Starlight Foundation Fundraising Dinner 2015Share Event on Facebook Share Event on Twitter Share Event on LinkedIn
Sotiria Liangis is Mrs L to the members of the Starlight ACT Committee and their respect and admiration for her was evident with the final flurry of finishing touches for their second fundraising dinner. Musicians were setting the tone on the back terrace as trays of welcoming drinks – Bollinger of course for this ‘Ab-Fab’ occasion – and canapés were served for arriving guests. There’s 100 guests, they pay $1000 each, and it all goes to the Foundation.
What a night it was. An open house with that magnificent outlook across the Woden Valley, with Starlight Committee members directing guests to drinks on the back terrace where hundreds of oleanders, Melbourne Cup yellow roses and masses of wisteria grow in the terraced garden in O'Malley, the house that Mrs L built for just such an occasion and raising money for whatever it takes to help sick children at the Canberra Hospital, with her absolute intent to make sure every dollar goes there. She pays for everything to make the guests feel special and her choice of catering is part of that with a gourmet dinner from the Ottoman Cuisine team headed up by owner Serif Kaya with the best of wines to accompany the feast.
Dessert was in the hands of Damika Hatharasinge who created a magical raspberry, Belgian chocolate mirror finish mousse mould with signature sugar work and accompanying treats.
Intentionally generous and quietly supportive in many extraordinary ways Mrs L is a philanthropist and a business woman, a mother and a grandmother with the Starlight ACT committee her greatest admirers, and all guests opting to come back again next year.