Hand Heart Pocket Gala makes dazzling return to help dementia research

20 March 2019



The Hand Heart Pocket Alzheimer’s Gala will make a dazzling return as one of Brisbane’s premier events when the doors open at the iconic Parliament House on April 26.

The Gala, generously supported by Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemason Queensland, is one of the leading lights in raising awareness of the critical research being conducted by the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CJCADR) at the UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute.

The event helps to raise funds for the dementia research at CJCADR and care outreach programs provided by Dementia Australia.

The cocktail-style function includes a night of world-class musical performances in one of the city’s most historic buildings – Parliament House.

Robyn Hilton, who started the Peter Hilton Fellowship following the death of her husband, said the Gala was a unique blend of entertainment, education and social consciousness.

“The gala, our fifth, showcases extraordinary musical talent in an historic venue,” Mrs Hilton said.

“It also allows us to inform the community of the valuable research being undertaken at QBI to unravel the mystery that is dementia. 

“Recent internationally recognised breakthroughs have given hope to people with dementia, their families and carers. 

“And speaking from personal experience, I know how eagerly awaited that is. 

“Funds raised at this event are used to further that research, and support the outreach services provided by Dementia Australia.”  

Gala tickets are $160 (inc GST) per person, including drinks and canapes throughout the night, with views overlooking the City Botanic Gardens off the balcony of Parliament House.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here or email qbievents@uq.edu.au.

The Brain: Dementia QBI