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Helen Bailey, Carmen Kennedy, Sharryn Lee, Sharon Dowling and Rebekka Battista at last year’s luncheon.

Our Kids Virtual Melbourne Cup

On Tuesday 2 November, Our Kids is giving people a great excuse to frock up, suit up and don a fascinator, buy raffle tickets and celebrate, with the annual Melbourne Cup luncheon going virtual once again.

“This year has been a mixed bag for everyone, and we have all had to make changes so we can continue to help our community,” Rebekka Battista, Our Kids Fundraising Coordinator said.

There are many prizes to be won, including a $1,200 white gold aquamarine and diamond ring donated by Fairmarket Lismore Antique Centre, luxury penthouse accommodation donated by Beach Suites Byron Bay, a GHD Hairdryer donated by Winks Hairdressing and much more.

There are several ways you can play a part and support local charity, Our Kids, on Melbourne Cup Day:

  1. Host your own Melbourne Cup function at home, at your workplace or support a local restaurant in the name of Our Kids. Please register via

the website below to let Our Kids know what you are doing.

  1. Register to don a fascinator for Our Kids on November 2 and take a photo #ourkids_lismore
  2. Buy raffle tickets via the website
  3. Join the Our Kids Melbourne Cup Facebook group and let Our Kids know what you are doing, and post pictures to be in the running for some wonderful prizes.
Bruce Fuller from the Richmond Hotel Team.

To register your function or wear a fascinator on November 2 and buy raffle tickets, head to the Our Kids Melbourne Cup website –

“Hosting the Melbourne Cup Luncheon this way will allow people the opportunity to still gather within the current restrictions, have fun and help sick kids stay local when needing medical care,” Rebekka said.

For more information, please contact Our Kids on 6620 2705.