Where you should celebrate the Melbourne Cup in Perth in 2019
Tuesday 5th November 2019
Looking for something different to do this Melbourne Cup Day? Celebrate the race in style while helping to improve the lives of people with cystic fibrosis. Attend the Institute for Respiratory Health’s Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Fraser’s Restaurant, Kings Park.
You’ll enjoy spectacular views, a delicious three-course meal, entertainment, games and a silent auction. There will be champagne on arrival and big screens to watch the race. Tickets are $160 each and can be purchased online.
Why this event is so unique
This Melbourne Cup Luncheon was started in 2003, in honour of Glenn Brown, a 15-year-old schoolboy from Kalgoorlie who had just passed away from cystic fibrosis.
During his time in the hospital, Glenn met Janeine and Alison, who were both mothers of children with cystic fibrosis. Glenn had told them that he wasn’t ready to die and was scared of being forgotten.
When Glenn passed away, Janeine and Alison wanted to keep his memory alive. Within eight weeks they had put together the first Melbourne Cup Luncheon with nearly 80 people in attendance.
16 years later, the luncheon has raised over $410,000 with everything (except the discounted food) either kindly sponsored, gifted or borrowed.
How you can make a difference
The funds raised at the luncheon will be used to support research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cystic fibrosis.
By attending this event, you’ll enjoy a day of fun, fashion and food while helping people with cystic fibrosis, like Glenn.