High tea designed to help local charity

Better Life Foundation WA director Robyn Torre (centre) with event coordinators Daniela Mastrocola (left) and Belinda Cipriano.Picture: Dominique Menegaldo d396167
Better Life Foundation WA director Robyn Torre (centre) with event coordinators Daniela Mastrocola (left) and Belinda Cipriano.Picture: Dominique Menegaldo d396167

The event will include WA designer pop-up shops, a pamper station and a dessert buffet to satisfy their sweet tooth as well as the chance to win prizes.

MACI Boutique Events founders and sisters-in-law Daniela Mastrocola and Belinda Cipriano have been running the charity support company for a few years and are fuelled by their motto to make a difference one celebration at a time.

Money raised from the event will go to Better Life Foundation WA, which supports individuals and their families living with spinal cord injuries.

Bayswater resident Charles Sultana established the foundation in 2005 after a car accident left him quadriplegic and having to learn basic life skills again.

Mr Sultana said that being in hospital, seeing and experiencing first-hand the financial struggles that quadriplegic people and their families faced was the driving force behind starting the foundation.

Mr Sultana said there was very little funding to help support quadriplegic people in the transition from the hospital to home and the main priority was to get them a suitable bed and appropriate wheelchair.

‘To be able to return home they have to have an electronic adjustable bed which aren’t cheap,’ he said.

‘They need the beds, there’s no two ways about it ” without the equipment they’re unable to go home.’

Mr Sultana praised the work of MACI Boutique Events and said because the foundation was relatively small, events like the designer high tea were ‘absolutely critical’ and raised the majority of funding for the support Better Life Foundation WA provides.

For tickets, go to moshtix.com.au. Tickets are $50 plus a booking fee.

More information at MACI Boutique Events’ Facebook page.