Masquerade Ball to raise money for local toddler

Masquerade Ball to raise money for local toddler

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Brookwater’s premier black tie event – the Brookwater Community Masquerade Ball – will raise funds for Variety Queensland, with just over $2,000 of the proceeds going towards helping local toddler Nicholas Valinoti own his very own specialised wheelchair.

Variety Queensland have confirmed that $2,449 of the proceeds raised at the Brookwater Community Masquerade Ball on Saturday 8 September will be donated directly to two-year-old Nicholas Valinoti, who suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

Nicholas’ parents, Beata and Paul Valinoti, said they were overwhelmed by the generosity of Variety Queensland and Springfield Land Corporation.

“It’s a heart-warming feeling to know you have the wonderful support of the community, including Brookwater Realty, Variety Queensland and the residents of the area, behind us in support of Nicholas,” Mrs Valinoti said.

“As there are many costs associated with Nicholas’ ongoing development and rehabilitation, this generous donation will go a long way in helping our family financially.

“The chair Nicholas requires is tailored specifically to his needs, and will provide him with a supportive seating system – both in and outside the home – for mobility, and will aid the development of his core strength,” she said.

Mr and Mrs Valinoti applied for assistance through the Queensland Government’s Mobility Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) to help pay for the full cost of the wheelchair, which costs $8,187. MASS will contribute $5,738, with the additional donation from Variety Queensland covering the remaining $2,449.

Springfield Land Corporation Director of Marketing – and Master of Ceremonies on the night – Naren Sinnathamby said the Brookwater Community Masquerade Ball was a chance to indulge in a night of elegance while supporting those in need.

“Everyone here at Springfield Land Corporation and the whole Brookwater community is thrilled to be able to support Nicholas and his family through the proceeds made at the Brookwater Community Masquerade Ball,” Mr Sinnathamby said.

“This wonderful event is an opportunity for residents, members and guests to come together, enjoy an evening of elegance and, of course, raise money for Variety Queensland,” he said.

Variety – The Children’s Charity – Queensland works directly with individual families and organisations in its mission to empower Queensland children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn.

Variety Business Development Manager Amy Mackay said she was delighted Variety Queensland had been chosen as the beneficiary charity for this year’s event.

“Everyone here at Variety – The Children’s Charity – Queensland is so pleased to have been chosen as the beneficiary charity for the Brookwater Ball,” Ms Mackay said.

“Just by organising a group of friends for a night out at the ball, you will be making a huge difference to the lives of Queensland children, including little Nicholas Valinoti,” she said.

Brookwater is a premier golf residential community built around the Greg Norman-designed golf course and is located in Greater Springfield. For more information, visit

For Brookwater Community Masquerade Ball enquiries, please phone Kathleen Hansen on (07) 3814 5177 or visit

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