Community & Business

26 October, 2022

Cup function to benefit foundation

THE Black Cockatoo Foundation is having its first fundraiser event in the form of a special Melbourne Cup Charity Luncheon, hosted by the Gateway Hotel in Mareeba.

Cup function to benefit foundation - feature photo

For a $70 ticket, a three-course meal will be provided on Melbourne Cup Day, 1 November, with sparkling wine on arrival, a lucky door prize and a raffle.

Fashions of the field will also be hosted alongside sweeps, live music and a silent auction with proceeds going to-wards the foundation.

While the Black Cockatoo Foundation has received donations since establishing from local community groups such as Mareeba Rotary and Mareeba Lions, the luncheon is it’s first ever fundraising event.

Black Cockatoo Foundation CEO Louise Livingstone said the Gateway Hotel is the first group who have come forward and offered to host a fundraising event.

“This is very exciting for the foundation to have so much community support and there will be members of the foundation there on the day,” she said.

Founded in memory of Dr Mark Bestmann, one of the main focuses of the Black Cockatoo Foundation is about mental health and wellbeing.

The foundation is looking to establish a network of community champions using some of the money raised at the luncheon and through donations.

To book tickets, call the Gateway on 4092 1032 – payment will be taken on the day at the door.


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