Melbourne Cup Day – Variety’s 25th Melbourne Cup Day luncheon

September 29th, 2010

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Variety’s 25th annual Melbourne Cup Day luncheon, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.  Lunch with the stars for a great cause

  • Tuesday 2nd November 2010
  • Exceptional live entertainment – all while raising funds for kids in need

Looking for the perfect way to enjoy Melbourne Cup Day?  Join Sami Lukis, John Williamson, Lizzy Lovette, Laura Andon, Karen Ledbury, Barry Crocker, actor John Howard. and Glenn Wheeler whilst being entertained by The Nevilles at Variety’s 25th annual Melbourne Cup Day luncheon on Tuesday November 2nd at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.  

To celebrate the event’s 25th anniversary guests will be treated to a very special lunch including some exceptional live entertainment – all while raising funds for kids in need – making it the ultimate win/win event!  Variety will cater for 500 guests at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, while also hosting a special party for 80 special needs and disadvantaged kids who will enjoy their own Kid’s Cup Day party.

Bookings  or call 02 9819 1004

Television and radio personality Glenn Wheeler will MC the event, which will include a delicious three course meal, premium beverages plus a host of entertainment including a special performance by The Nevilles, all for $195 each. Variety is hoping that corporate groups will book a table and enjoy the day with their colleagues.

Guests will also be able to watch all the races on Cup day, with giant screens streaming every race live. The luncheon will also include fashions on the field, charity sweeps and a live auction with a unique range of priceless experiences, lifestyle and getaway packages all up for grabs.  Some special celebrity guests are also expected to drop by!

At the adjacent party for kids, there will be some live children’s shows and many special treats in store.

Last year’s luncheon raised more than $100,000 for kids in need across Australia, with celebrities including Sami Lukis, former Miss World Australia Katie Richardson, finalists of Make Me A Supermodel, actor John Howard, singer Melinda Schneider and sports star Mark Bosnich attending the luncheon.

The Variety Story
Variety, The Children’s Charity is dedicated to transforming the lives of children with special needs.  In 2010, Variety celebrates 35 years of enriching, improving, and transforming the lives of children in need throughout Australia. Unlike most other charitable organisations which focus on a single problem, Variety knows no boundaries in helping children in need and supports children suffering with 74 different conditions. They also set themselves apart from many other charities as that can lay claim to giving 90 cents of every dollar donated directly to helping kids in need.  During Variety’s vibrant 35 year history in Australia, it has granted over $160 million in specialised medical equipment and services to individual children, children’s medical facilities, children’s emergency transport services, schools and support organisations. Survival, independence, self-esteem, mobility, communication, education, achievement, hope, joy and smiles only scratches the surface of the immeasurable life long difference Variety, the Children’s Charity has, and continues to make.

Variety was started by celebrities back in 1928 after 11 actors in Pennsylvania found a baby girl abandoned in the Sheridan Theatre and decided to foster the child, naming her Catherine Variety Sheridan.  Variety became known as the “heart of show business” with celebrities from all arenas lending their support.  Variety in Australia is no exception with it being the charity of choice of many sporting and media personalities.

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