• Judi Bard and William Beckett

    Judi Bard and William Beckett

  • John Liangis, Helen Taylor and Their son Angelo Loangis

    John Liangis, Helen Taylor and Their son Angelo Loangis

  • Helen King and Terry Ring

    Helen King and Terry Ring

  • Fiona Sanfrancesco and Ron Shepherd

    Fiona Sanfrancesco and Ron Shepherd

  • Angelo's new toy.....

    Angelo's new toy.....

  • On their best behaviour......

    On their best behaviour......

  • Laura and Rohan Armstrong with Carolyn Schmidt

    Laura and Rohan Armstrong with Carolyn Schmidt

  • Helen Taylor and son Angelo Liangis

    Helen Taylor and son Angelo Liangis

  • Jodie (Hot Shots) Shepherd

    Jodie (Hot Shots) Shepherd

  • Fiona Sanfrancesco and Peter Munday

    Fiona Sanfrancesco and Peter Munday

  • Helen King and Terry Ring

    Helen King and Terry Ring

  • The 'Dessert Kings',  Damika Hasatharinghe, Darrell Norton, Ben Hoitink and Josh Johnson

    The 'Dessert Kings', Damika Hasatharinghe, Darrell Norton, Ben Hoitink and Josh Johnson

  • 'Team Ottoman', Ali Akcal, Sarif Kaya and Mesut Emin

    'Team Ottoman', Ali Akcal, Sarif Kaya and Mesut Emin

  • Lobster-liscious.....

    Lobster-liscious.....

  • Helen Taylor and how to silence a son

    Helen Taylor and how to silence a son

  • Gordon Lowe and Deborah Matthews

    Gordon Lowe and Deborah Matthews

  • Susanna Taylor, Helen Taylor, Angelo Liangis, Noel Taylor and Toss Taylor (seated)

    Susanna Taylor, Helen Taylor, Angelo Liangis, Noel Taylor and Toss Taylor (seated)

  • Helen Taylor and Tanya Tsar

    Helen Taylor and Tanya Tsar

  • Angelo Mucaj, Andreas Catellas and Jim Ptokova

    Angelo Mucaj, Andreas Catellas and Jim Ptokova

  • Eugene Costabile and Karie Jones

    Eugene Costabile and Karie Jones

  • Naomi and Boyd Hilborn

    Naomi and Boyd Hilborn

  • Natalie and Rocco Mangeruca

    Natalie and Rocco Mangeruca

  • The hosts, mother and son.....John Liangis and Sotiria  Liangis

    The hosts, mother and son.....John Liangis and Sotiria Liangis

  • Sotiria Liangis with Steve and Helen Barnsley

    Sotiria Liangis with Steve and Helen Barnsley

  • Wendy Shepherd and Margaret Job.

    Wendy Shepherd and Margaret Job.

  • Jarrad Martin and Janet Mullins with Nick and Sonya Georgalis

    Jarrad Martin and Janet Mullins with Nick and Sonya Georgalis

  • Alex and Mona Krombholz with Janet and Bryan Cossart

    Alex and Mona Krombholz with Janet and Bryan Cossart

  • Anna and Lou Cossetto with Barb O'Halloran

    Anna and Lou Cossetto with Barb O'Halloran

  • Margit Sele and George Anagnostopoulos

    Margit Sele and George Anagnostopoulos

  • Domenic Madaffari with Julie West and Glenn Hughes

    Domenic Madaffari with Julie West and Glenn Hughes

  • Steve and Marlene Garratt

    Steve and Marlene Garratt

  • Kevin and Lucy Anderson

    Kevin and Lucy Anderson

  • Wally Kilesza, Richard Wachniewski, Bob Sawyer, Arthur Laing,.Zdiz Hebda and Bill Kover

    Wally Kilesza, Richard Wachniewski, Bob Sawyer, Arthur Laing,.Zdiz Hebda and Bill Kover

  • Pina Arona and Antonella Kitrozoski

    Pina Arona and Antonella Kitrozoski

  • Chris MacPhillamy, Frances Nichols and Christine and Peter Kohlsdorf

    Chris MacPhillamy, Frances Nichols and Christine and Peter Kohlsdorf

  • Rachel Bell

    Rachel Bell

  • Wendy Shepherd and Zdiz Hebda

    Wendy Shepherd and Zdiz Hebda

  • Domenic Madaffari, Nina Pazios, Miriana Cavic, James Carter and Richard Luton

    Domenic Madaffari, Nina Pazios, Miriana Cavic, James Carter and Richard Luton

  • Deborah Robson and Dylan Hughes

    Deborah Robson and Dylan Hughes

  • Andreas Carellas, Sotiria Liangis, Maria Tsoulias and Helen Carellas

    Andreas Carellas, Sotiria Liangis, Maria Tsoulias and Helen Carellas

  • Tony, Antoinettem Samuel, Lydia and Bruno Nardi

    Tony, Antoinettem Samuel, Lydia and Bruno Nardi

Starlight Foundation Fundraising Dinner 2015

11 November 2015

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.