Audiences at this week’s Goulburn Valley Health Foundation and Auxiliary gala dinner could have heard a pin drop during guest speaker Susan Alberti’s talk.
The philanthropist spoke to guests about a subject close to her heart — juvenile diabetes — on World Diabetes Day Monday.
The foundation’s Carmel Johnson said 215 people attended the hugely successful event, which aimed to raise funds for GV Health’s juvenile diabetes department.
‘‘We raised in excess of $20000,’’ she said.
GV Health Auxiliary president Helen Hinks said Ms Alberti’s talk was well received.
‘‘Knowing her commitment and her journey was exciting,’’ she said.
Ms Hinks said the 30-minute talk included a mixture of serious moments as well as light-hearted bits.
A past vice-president of the Western Bulldogs, Ms Alberti also spoke about her interest in football and the rise of females in the industry.
Ms Alberti was gifted a caricature of herself drawn by Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight.
The event was at The Woolshed @ Emerald Bank.