A very special Oaks Day Lunch

Four women are standing indoors smiling at the camera. They are dressed in racewear.

On Thursday 3 November, we held a very special Oaks Day Lunch! 

Everyone was dressed to the nines, adorning their favourite fascinator and frock as we raised vital funds for Very Special Kids’ holistic children’s palliative care services.  

Three images - two women sitting at a table, a woman speaking at a lectern, a DJ and a saxophonist smiling and waving at the camera

We are thrilled to announce that over $45,000 was raised to support children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. 

Thank you so much to our fantastic MC Luke Darcy, DJ Miss Dee and saxophonist Justin Hall. A very special thank you to Ace’s mum Bianca, who generously shared her family’s journey. 

Bianca shares, “Very Special Kids are an integral part of our lives. They allow us to have respite, they allow us to recharge and they are there for support…we are really looking forward to the new hospice being open. Ace is so excited!” 

Two images - a woman is standing at a lecturn speaking to the crowd, and a young boy is on the floor smiling at the camera

Thank you again to event sponsors Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club and Lowe Living, and all in-kind sponsors who helped make this event possible.