One of them is the president of the NSW Legislative Council and one of them played a courtesan in Moulin Rouge -“ but Meredith Burgmann and Caroline O’Connor will share the bill for the Aurora Found-ation’s upcoming dinner.

Burgmann is expected to address the 500-person dinner (at Sydney Town Hall on Saturday 21 June) on the importance of fundraising in the community -“ but Aurora Foundation supremo Bruce Pollack said he was giving Burgmann only the vaguest of briefs for her speech.

O’Connor heads up the entertainment for the evening with a half-hour cabaret set. Other acts are yet to be announced.

Pollack said ticket sales for the annual dinner were phenomenal but that seats were still available.
It’s an evening of exquisite food, wine and entertainment, Pollack promised. Dancing would continue well after midnight under the DJ stewardship of Luke Atkinson, he added.

Conceived in 2000, the Aurora Foundation raises funds for community projects such as the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service and the Twenty10 youth refuge. The Foundation has raised $48,000 for the two organisations over the past 12 months, and will be presenting instalments cheques of $4,000 to both organisations this week.

Tickets for the fabulously formal Aurora dinner cost $150 and can be booked by ringing 9331 5376.

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