Puttin’ on the Glitz’s Auction Items

British Hydraulics Fundraising

Anne Drewa from Global News assisting with the Live Auction.

Attendees of Puttin’ on the Glitz! were able to scoop up amazing auction items donated by British Hydraulics’ suppliers, vendors and customers including airfare and four nights accommodation in Palm Springs and a pearl necklace custom-designed by celebrity jewelry designer Carola Bun, who also attended the event.

Melanie Balletta: Operations Manager for British Hydraulics

British Hyrdaulics Puttin' on the Glitz

Melanie Balletta, Operations Manager for British Hydraulics, at the Silent Auction Table. 

British Hydraulics operations manager Melanie Balletta says it feels great to have hosted the annual fundraiser, which for four years running has donated the money raised to local charities helping children. Melanie learned of the BC Centre for Ability through her friend Darlána Mancuso, known as the Get it Done Diva (http://getitdonediva.com/), whose daughter has received services from BCCFA.

Franco and Melanie’s son was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor when he was three years old and given 24 hours to live. That night, now 22-year-old Frankie celebrated that he’s been cancer free for 19 years.

“Having a child with a disability makes you aware of importance of raising funds”, says Melanie Balletta.

Puttin’ on the Glitz with Ronnie Negus – Guest of Honour

British Hydraulics Guest of Honor

Ronnie Negus is a BCCFA board member who stars in The Real Housewives of Vancouver. Ronnie’s daughter has received support from the Centre, and she shared her family’s journey, a story Melanie Balletta says was incredibly moving.

British Hydraulics Owner

Franco Balletta, President of British Hydraulics, welcoming Ronnie Negus, the Guest of Honour.