make charity the winner this #MelbCup 2014

MelbourneCupI seem to have collected a highly organised, fun-loving and philanthropic Queensland based Melbourne Cup group who wait for this very post each year.  I have been given several nudges to hurry up and collate their charitable Melbourne Cup options in Brisbane for them, so without further ado, here it is!  Please let me know by comment if I have missed any.  I hope this encourages lots of punters to seek out charity as the true winner this Melbourne Cup day:

In no particular order….

PJFMelbourne Cup Garden Party supporting The Pyjama Foundation
Where: 11am – 3pm at Victoria Park Golf Complex
Price / inclusions: $145 pp incl.canapés on arrival, three course gourmet luncheon, 4 hour Platinum beverage package and Moet ‘Ice’ cocktails, fashion parade (Petrol and Studio 196) sweeps and live coverage of the race. Raffle proceeds to The Pyjama Foundation.
More info / buy tickets: email or call 3252 0666
About the charity: There are 39,000 Australian kids in foster care.  The Pyjama Foundation screen and train volunteers called Pyjama Angels, our Pyjama Angels are matched with a child in foster care, they visit the same child every week, for 1.5 hours to read books aloud, play educational games and work on their numeracy skills.


Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 12.34.02 pmVeuve Cliqout Rooftop Garden Party supporting Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
Where: 11:30am – 3:30pm at Limes Hotel 142 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley
Price / inclusions: $165 pp (or $155 for groups of 5+) for canapes and substantial meal option, 4 hour beverage package incl flowing Veuve Cliqout Champagne, live coverage of the race, sweeps, prizes for best dressed – hosted by Mike Goldman
More info / buy tickets: online
About the charity: The Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (AMDF) hopes to connect all mitochondrial disease sufferers. To provide support and practical information that will improve the quality of life for sufferers and their families.

MontroseAccessMelbourne Cup Day supporting Montrose Access
Where: from 10am at Verdant Restaurant, GardenWay Darra
Price / inclusions: $69 pp incl. glass of sparkling on arrival, three course alternate drop menu, pamper station, lucky door prizes, big screen, sweeps and raffles benefiting Montrose Access.
More info / buy tickets: phone 3375 2108 or visit
About the charity: MontroseAccess provides therapy, respite and recreation services to more than 600 children and young adults with physical disabilities throughout Queensland.


GuideDogsQLDMelbourne Cup at Cloudland supporting Guide Dogs Queensland (TWO OPTIONS)
Where: Cloudland, 641 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Price / inclusions: $180 pp ($1,700 for a table of 10) incl. canapés and three course sit down lunch, 3.5 hour drink package including Mumm Champagne, $10 from each ticket will be donated to Guide Dogs Queensland.
Price / inclusions: $99 pp, selection of appetising canapés, 3 hour drink package incl. French Bubbles, raffle proceeds go to Guide Dogs Queensland.
More info / buy tickets: email or call 3852 5000
About the charity: Guide Dogs Queensland aim to equip, empower and educate Queenslanders who are blind or vision impaired.


Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 9.15.02 pmMad Hatters Melbourne Cup supporting Celebral Palsy League
Where: 11:30am at Loft West End, 100 Boundary Street, West End
Price / inclusions: $95 pp (early bird $85) includes a three hour beverage package, three course lunch, live entertainment, fashions on the field, raffles, sweeps and more
More info / buy tickets: online or phone 07 3846 6680
About the charity: The Cerebral Palsy League is a non-profit organisation that provides vital support and services to more than 8,000 children and adults with disabilities in Queensland and Northern NSW. Visit the CPL website, follow on facebook and twitter.

hearandsayMelbourne Cup Spring Carnival supporting Hear & Say
Where: 12-3:30pm Spring Food & Wine, 26 Felix Street Brisbane CBD
Price / inclusions: $140 pp incl. three course lunch, 3.5 hr beverage package, charity sweep, prizes, games and an after party.
More info / buy tickets: call 3229 0460, email or online
About the charity: Hear and Say aim is to help deaf children to hear, listen and speak so they can attend a regular school, have wider career choices and can more fully participate in the hearing community.


Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 12.34.02 pmAlfred and Constance (two options) supporting Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
Tiki Bar Cocktail Party – 11:30- 3:30pm, $90 pp for canapes, 4 hr beverage package, live coverage of the race, sweeps – MC/ host Luttsy
Vanguard – 12 – 3pm, $130 pp (min booking 8 pax) three course meal, 3 hr beverage package, live coverage of the race, sweeps, live music – MC/host Luttsy
More info / buy tickets: call Laura on 3251 6500, email or book online.
About the charity: The Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (AMDF) hopes to connect all mitochondrial disease sufferers. To provide support and practical information that will improve the quality of life for sufferers and their families.


MNDandMeThe Jetty South Bank Melbourne Cup Lunch supporting MND and Me Foundation
Where: The Jetty South Bank
Price / inclusions: $150 pp incl three course lunch and beverage package
More info / buy tickets: online or call 07 3899 6113
About the charity: This is the second year that The Jetty South Bank have supported MND and Me Foundation, helping people living with MND and fund vital research to find a cure. Visit the MND and Me Foundation wesbite, follow on facebook or twitter.

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Mercedes-Benz Brisbane Melbourne Cup Gala supporting AEIOU Foundation, for children with autism
Where: 11am – 3pm at Brisbane City Hall
Price / inclusions: $250 pp (table of ten $2500) for an “exquisite long lunch, finest champagne, Craggy Range Wines and fashion show.  MC Channel Nine’s Melissa Downes.
More info / buy tickets: online, email or phone 07 3212 1112
About the charity: AEIOU is Australia’s largest provider of full-time early intervention for children with autism aged 2-6 years old. Visit AEIOU Foundation website, follow on facebook and twitter.

Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 8.42.56 pmMelbourne Cup Luncheon supporting people with a disability supporting Endeavour Foundation
Where: 11:30 – 3pm at Moda Events, Portside, Brisbane
Price / inclusions: premium two-course lunch with drinks, race day activities, entertainment and much more.
More info / buy tickets: $100 pp (table of ten $950)
About the charity: Endeavour Foundation is one of Queensland’s oldest charities, founded in 1951 by a group of mothers refusing to accept their children with an intellectual disability could not be educated. Visit Endeavour Foundation website, follow on facebook and twitter.

Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 8.57.43 pmMelbourne Cup on the Green supporting RBWH Foundation
Where: Rush Bar, Post Office Square, Brisbane CBD
Price / inclusions: $175 pp (early bird price book by 30/09/14) for a premium Queensland seafood buffet, champagne and cocktails and watching all the action from Flemington on the big screen. There’ll also be live jazz music, a dessert bar, sweeps and Fashions on the Green
More info / buy tickets: online, email or phone 3211 9511
About the charity: RBWH Foundation is the charity arm of Royal Brisbane and Women´s Hospital – Queensland’s largest and busiest hospital. The Foundation´s primary purpose is to raise money to purchase vital pieces of equipment and to fund world-class clinical research conducted at the hospital. Visit RBWH Foundation website, follow on facebook.

 Missing your event?  Please leave me a comment below with your event details, and as long as there is a charitiable aspect, I will happily add it.  I would love to hear about charitable Melbourne Cup events happening in regional Queensland too!



About charityspam

I love helping charities and not-for-profits. I am a fundraiser by day and a community do-gooder by night. I often get caught up in great charitable projects and fundraisers, of which I attempt to encourage (some call this spam) others to get involved - hence the name charityspam! My background is in corporate social responsibility and marketing, and I work as a fundraiser/consultant for Social Money Solutions ENJOY! Please subscribe and help spread the word!
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1 Response to make charity the winner this #MelbCup 2014

  1. Catherine Focken says:

    I forgot,,,, sorry…
    Three course lunch, sparkling wine on arrival, Fashion Parade, Raffles sweepstakes, Lucky door prizes, best dressed etc.
    All money raised from sweepstakes and raffles comes straight to MontroseAccess – helping to fund our new respite centre being built at Yeerongpilly. Also $5 from each ticket sale is donated to us by Gardenway.

    [Photo: Spring Racing! Are you excited?]

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