Gala event at Powerhouse

15 Sep 2023

THE first event at the newly redeveloped and re-opened at the Powerhouse on Friday night.

Powerhouse on the Mildura riverfront was a sellout success.

About IBO people attended Mildura Base Public Hospital Foundation's cocktail party and fashion parade on Friday night.

It was staged as a fundraiser for the Lucas Foundation.

Tickets cost $130 a head and all were sold.

The foundation, which financially supports families with seriously ill infants, is named after Mildura's Lucas Whitelegg.

In 2013. Lucas was diagnosed as the nation's youngest ever baby to contract botulism.

He spent nine months in intensive care and a further six weeks on the ward or the Monash Medical Centre.

Hospital chief executive Terry Welch said the foundation was “breaking in" the Powerhouse as a function site and he thanked all those attending for their support for the foundation.

The Lucas Foundation is famous for helping children and families in need and that's what this is all about," he said.