On Friday 15 October, Big Mumma’s Italian Feast returned for its sixth year, and what a day it was! Hosted by Mummy’s Wish Ambassador and Place Estate Bulimba Agent, Carla Haddan, the event raised an outstanding $55,600 for Mummy’s Wish.

The sell-out event welcomed over 100 guests at one of Brisbane’s premier dining establishments, Tartufo, for a three-course Italian feast. Guests enjoyed vitello tonnato, filetto di maiale, and tartina di pera perfectly matched with leading wines from Italiquore.

The auction was live with enthusiasm, with amazing prizes including an original Joanna Davies artwork and a 3-night luxury retreat in the Currumbin Valley, generously donated by Eden Health Retreat and Rob Rowe from UNITA.

In between bids, attendees were treated to exclusive previews of two of Australia’s premier fashion labels Summer 2021-22 collections, White Label Noba and Samantha Ogilvie Boutique.

Competition was fierce for the amazing four-course lunch experience for ten at hatted-restaurant, The Long Apron, kindly donated by Greg Zappala from Ord Minnett and Spicers Retreat. In fact, the prize was so popular that a second dining experience was added to the auction on the day!

The mega raffle did not go amiss, with over $14,500 worth of prizes up for grabs, including a gorgeous Mariana Jewellery Set donated by Tracey Mathers!

Wrapping up the evening was the much anticipated Gucci Bag Raffle Draw, which was kindly donated by HopgoodGanim Lawyers. From the draw alone, over $55,600 was raised, taking the fundraising total to over $338000. This could not have been achieved without HopgoodGanim Lawyers’ ongoing generosity.

Mummy’s Wish CEO, Angelique Ettia, would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all the guests and sponsors, and especially to Carla.

“BMIF has been integral in raising funds and awareness for Mummy’s Wish over the past six years. Carla’s passion to share our work with the community, her friends, and acquaintances is unmatched, and we are incredibly grateful! We cannot thank her enough.”

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s event, and especially to all the prize donors and Gucci Bag sponsor HopgoodGanim Lawyers. We can’t wait to see you again in 2022!