make charity the winner this Melbourne Cup Day 2013


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A very organised friend of mine keeps asking me about Melbourne Cup events in Brisbane that support a charity. I couldn’t easily find a list to send her, so (again) I thought I would create my own list.  If you live in Australia, then Melbourne Cup Day probably isnt going to be your most productive day in the office, so here is some encouragement to take the day off, gather a bunch of friends and support a charity this Melbourne Cup day!

If I have missed your event, please leave me the details in a comment at the end of this post, and I promise to add it in.

In no particular order…

BYSPink + Black Melbourne Cup Luncheon – Watt Restaurant 
Where: Watt Restaurant & Bar, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm
Price inclusions: $149pp incl 5 course lunch, 5 hour premium beverage package, burlesque and boylesque dancers, residnet DJ Cool Hand Luke, prizes and more!
Tickets / more info: phone 07 3358 5464 or email
About the charity: $10 from each ticket sold will be donated to Chicks in Pink and Brisbane Youth Service

MontroseAccessMontrose Access Annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon 
Where: Verdant Restaurant Gardenway, Darra
Price / inclusions: $65 pp including glass of sparkling on arrival, canapes, two-course meal, gift, fashion parade, pamper station, gift bag, sweeps, raffles, lucky door prizes and $5 donation to Montrose Access
Tickets / more information: call Verdant Restaurant on 07 3375 2108
About the charity: MontroseAccess provides therapy, respite and recreation services to more than 600 children and young adults with physical disabilities throughout Queensland.

mummyswishMelbourne Cup Lunch on the River
Where: The Landing at Dockside
Price / inclusions: $55 pp, includes sparkling on arrival, fashion parade, sweeps, live entertainment, raffle and more.
Tickets / more information: Julie 3217 3646 or
About the charity: Mummy’s Wish, helping mums with cancer.

mndandmeMND and Me Foundation Melbourne Cup
Where: The Jetty Southbank, Brisbane
Price / inclusions: $150 pp includes three-course meal, wine, beer and bubbles. All proceeds from event to MND and Me Foundation.
Tickets / more information: via the MND and Me Foundation website or email Sarah on
About the charity: The MND and Me Foundation supports individuals living with this terrible disease in financial and non-financial ways.

varietyQLDThe Villager Hotel Melbourne Cup 2013
Where: from 11am at The Villager Hotel, 185 George Street, Brisbane
Price / inclusions: $129 pp includes four-course menu and four hour drinks package
Tickets / more information: call 3211 1300 or visit The Villager Hotel
About the charity: Variety Queensland strives to meet unmet needs of Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.  Empower these children to live, laugh and learn.


Mad Hatter Tea Party
Where: 11:30am – 3pm at Byblos Portside, Brisbane
Price / inclusions: $155 pp (Table of ten $1450) includes three-course meal, premium drinks package with spirits & cocktails, and major door prizes. Sweepstakes benefiting charity Youngcare
Tickets / more info: to book call Grace on (07) 3268 2223 or email
About the charity: Youngcare, helping young people get out of aged care

openmindsOpen Minds Melbourne Cup Charity Luncheon
Where: 11-4pm Royal on the Park , Corner of Alice & Albert Streets, Brisbane
Price / inclusions: $165 pp (Corporate Table $2200) DJ, MC, 3 course meal, wine, beer and soft drinks, entertainment, raffles, sweepstakes and a fashion parade.
Buy tickets / more info: email
About the charity: All proceeds help Open Minds to support people with a mental illness, disability or acquired brain injury to have a better day, a better year, a better life.

logo-endeavourEndeavour Foundation’s Melbourne Cup Luncheon
Where: 11:30-3pm Moda Events Portside, 39 Hercules Street Hamilton, Brisbane
Price / inclusions:  $100 pp (Table of ten $950) includes a two-course meal, beverages, raffles, auctions and fashions on the field.
Tickets / more info: buy online or call Andrea on (07) 3908 7291
About the charity: Endeavour Foundation is one of the largest non-government disability service providers in Australia, supporting more than 3,400 people with a disability, over 230 locations in QLD and NSW. Endeavour Foundation is one of Queensland’s oldest charities, founded in 1951 by a group of mothers refused to accept their children with an intellectual disability could not be educated.

YoungcareA Spring Affair
Where: 11:30 til 5pm trackside at Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane
Price/Inclusions: $350 pp includes French champagne, cocktails, all food, entertainment, and a huge range of door prizes. Sweeps to benefit Youngcare.
Tickets/more info: visit A Spring Affair
About the charity: Youngcare, helping young people get out of aged care

PAFoundationMelbourne Cup @ Regatta Hotel
Where: Regatta Hotel, Coronation Drive
Price/Inclusions: Boatshed Luncheon $129 inc. 4 course meal with drinks OR the Cocktail Party $120pp inc. substantial canapés and noodle boxes, drinks including cocktails. Sweeps benefiting PA Research Foundation.
Tickets/more info: call (07) 3871 9595 or visit Regatta Hotel, Brisbane
About the charity:  The PA Research Foundation funds world class research into deadly and debilitating disease.

An event in Toowoomba…


Melbourne Cup Charity Luncheon
Where: from 10:30am at Angelo’s House, 210 Herries Street, Toowoomba
Price / inclusions: $65 for a drink and savouries on arrival, a two course meal, tea and coffee, and two tickets in the major multi-draw raffle, fashion parade, sweeps and an auction.
Tickets / more information: call Angelo’s House on 07 4659 9200
About the charity: The Toowoomba Hospital Foundation and the Toowoomba Hear and Say Centre will be the beneficiaries of the day.

And one on the Sunshine Coast…

Wishlist300 Club Melbourne Cup Charity Luncheon
Where: Private Marquee at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club, Corbould Park Caloundra.
Price / inclusions: By invitation only, but you can register your interest here. All-inclusive two-course plated meal hors d’ oeuvres, beer, wine and champagne.
Tickets / more info: by email to
About the charity: Wishlist Sunshine Coast Health Foundation – proceeds from the luncheon go towards helping fund essential medical equipment for Sunshine Coast Hospitals.

Your Melbourne Cup Charity event isn’t here?  Please leave me a comment below with the details and I am very happy to add it to the list for you!

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5 Responses to make charity the winner this Melbourne Cup Day 2013

  1. Hannah Jones says:

    I’d love to add The Pyjama Foundation event! I’ll have this information shortly J This will be at Victoria Park.

  2. msmavenau says:

    Do you have plans TC?

    Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2013 04:15:32 +0000 To:

  3. Jo Bassett says:

    My friend is organizing the open minds one.



    Sent from my iPhone

  4. Pingback: you are invited to GLAM it up for Charity 2013! #bne | charityspam

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