Melbourne Cup Luncheon fundraiser

Join us for the 2018 Melbourne Cup Luncheon and celebrate in style

Fundraising event for cystic fibrosis research

Tuesday 6th November
State Reception Centre, Fraser’s Kings Park
10.30am arrival for 11.00am start

Event includes:

  • Bubbles on arrival
  • 3 course meal
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks
  • Large screens for the main race

Proceeds from this event go towards the Glenn Brown Memorial Grant for Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis Research Grant.

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For more details on the event or if you would like to donate/sponsor a prize please contact Sarah Cermak on 6151 0815 or via email at

History of the Melbourne Cup Luncheon

The Melbourne Cup Luncheon first started in 2003, in honour of Glenn Brown, a 15 year old schoolboy from Kalgoorlie who had just passed away from cystic fibrosis (CF).

During his time in the hospital, Glenn met Janeine and Alison, who are both mothers of children with CF. Glenn had told them that 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 put together the first Melbourne Cup Luncheon with nearly 80 people in attendance.

15 years later, the Luncheon has raised over $380,000 with everything (except the discounted food) either sponsored, gifted or borrowed.

All proceeds raised go towards the Glenn Brown Memorial Grant, which is administered by the Institute for Respiratory Health.

The grant-in-aid supports laboratory, clinical and epidemiological research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis. The MC Committee believe that supporting medical research here in Western Australia is a positive way of fighting this cruel condition.

The MC Committee hope that all children born with CF can look forward to healthier and longer lives. The results of the research conducted thus far through the Glenn Brown Memorial Grant are amazing.

Images courtesy of Janine Spinas Photography & Stefanie Muller Photography.

Melbourne Cup Luncheon fundraiser was last modified: August 6th, 2018 by Sarah Cermak