Our Invitation to Dinner and a Night Out (oh, and it's for a Good Cause)


As you may have read in our recent blog, cancer is, in fact, s#@%.

As we did in March 2017, in aid of this great cause - for which I'll be putting myself through agony of the rear-end - together with Russells Law and Macquarie Bank, in February we will be running [what is now] the annual Smiling For Smiddy Gala Dinner.

Last year's function was a hit, with about 200 of Brisbane's business elite, including our city's leading lawyers, barristers, accountants, insolvency practitioners, bankers, CEOs, CFOs and entrepreneurs. The night was filled with great entertainment, riveting auctions and a bit of a tear-jerker related to the cause.

Now how often do you go out for a nice dinner, wine and entertainment? Been a while since you've been to a ball? Need an excuse to reward some staff or clients? Why not do it for a good cause?!


So more importantly,

we would love for you to be a part of the next one. Here's the details...

Venue:           Victoria Park Golf Club, 309 Herston Road, Herston

When:           Friday 23 February, 2018, 7.00 pm

Cost:              Tables of 10: $1,800 (or individual tickets $200)

Dress:           Lounge suit


We are also looking for one Gold Event Sponsor ($10,000), two Silver Event Sponsors ($5,000) and three Bronze Event Sponsors ($2,000).


The Ball is our major fundraising initiative in the lead up to our participation in and support for the 2018 Tasmania Smiddy Challenge (12-16 March, 2018).  Dinner, wine, music, dancing, a fabulous fashion parade (courtesy of Living Silk) and more besides.



The Ride

We have a team of 15 riders who are training hard now (myself included, of course!).  We will cycle more than 650 kms down Tasmania’s beautiful and rugged east coast, from Launceston to Hobart.  We will climb over 1,000 metres every day (FYI, if you're not a cyclist, that's plenty thanks).  Day one will be a cracker – the job is to summit Ben Lomond at 1,500 metres elevation; and of course, Mount Wellington on our final day into Hobart (1,200 m).


Why we're doing this

We and the Tassie Smiddy peloton are aiming to raise at least $320,000 from the cycling event this year.  All for the Mater Foundation, dedicated to cancer research.  Over the past ten years, the Smiddy community has raised over $6 million to fund world class cancer research.  But there’s still so much more to do.


We REALLY need your help to achieve our fundraising goals and would appreciate your support for this event, and indeed in any other way you can lend support to Smiling For Smiddy and the Mater Foundation in the great work they do.


Can you take a table?  Maybe sponsor the event?  Or just one or more tickets?


Please say yes! 

(And let me know by email ASAP)