2011 Event Summary
The 2011 Melbourne Cup carnival has come to a conclusion for another year, after living up to all the expectations. There was many a close race over the course of the racing carnival, the nail biter being the almost-too-close to call Emirates Melbourne Cup, with Dunaden taking the honours. Congratulations to all the winners.
One of the big winners in Brisbane were the clients of Open Minds Do It Club. With over 210 people in attendance at our Charity Luncheon on Melbourne Cup day we are very pleased to announce that our overall net is $17,000 - what an incredible result from a room full of generous and kind people!
Do It Club – a client led and client facilitated group for people living with a mental illness – focuses on empowering participants to live a life of their choice. Do It Club reduces the sense of isolation that many of our clients experience and promotes active involvement in the wider community.
Thank you once again to all who joined us at The Strand on 1 November, and to all our prize supporters, sponsors and volunteers who helped bring together our Melbourne Cup Charity Luncheon.
2011 Corporate Sponsors
|MOET HENNESSY AUSTRALIA||TREASURY WINE ESTATES|
Australia’s 150th Melbourne Cup race was celebrated in style by 280 guests at Open Minds’ 2010 Melbourne Cup Charity Luncheon. Hosted at The Strand Event Centre at Rugby Quay in partnership with the Queensland Rugby Club the inaugural event was a fantastic success raising over $23,000.
Melbourne Cup is Open Minds’ major fundraising event, raising vital funds for Do It Club to equip clients to access community activities, improve self-confidence and with support from Peer Representatives build new skills, take part in nutrition education workshops and be encouraged to live active and healthy lifestyles.
Open Minds sincerely thanks each and every supporter and sponsor of this event, for the prize donations, contributions to food and beverage and theming, and above all to the Queensland Rugby Club for their magnificent venue and ongoing support.
Melbourne Cup Charity Luncheon supporters and sponsors
|Queensland Rugby Club||Imago Photography||Australia Zoo|
|Balgownie Estate||Brisbane City Blooms||Chandon|
|Custom Fleet||De Bortoli||Drift Cafe Jetty Events|
|Escape Travel||Fosters||4BC News Talk|
|Get Hummered||Kats Automotive||Libertine Parfumerie|
|Limes Hotel||Links Hope Island||Matilda Service Stations|
|Purple Palate||Queensland Cricket||Queensland Rugby Union|
|Siana Valley||Stewarts Wine Co||The Beauty Suite|
|The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel||Triumph||Urban Climb|
|Victoria Racing Club||Vincents Executive Search & Selection|