ON TRACK: Little Haven hopes Gympie businesses will sponsor a trotter for their Melbourne Cup fundraiser and punters will join the Little Haven team at their VIP lunch at the Gympie Turf Club.
ON TRACK: Little Haven hopes Gympie businesses will sponsor a trotter for their Melbourne Cup fundraiser and punters will join the Little Haven team at their VIP lunch at the Gympie Turf Club. Patrick Woods

Little Haven Palliative Care harnesses support

IT'S spring carnival racing time again and you're invited to get swept up in Melbourne Cup fever at Little Haven Palliative care's trackside lunch on Tuesday, November 1.

The cup day carnival and Little Haven's VIP Melbourne Cup Lunch are integral parts of the service's annual fundraising calendar, bridging the ever-widening gap in QHealth funding and demand for palliative care.

The lunch includes a big screen TVs, champagne and canapes, a two-course plated lunch, full TAB facilities and raffles and sweeps.

Highlights of the day will be a hat parade and fashion parade by Foxy Lady boutique.

With the intention of raising $5000 on cup day, Little Haven hopes to secure the support of 20 community-minded businesses to sponsor a trotter for $250.

Money raised will go to Little Haven's services providing compassionate nursing care, on call 24 hours a day, loan of all medical equipment, cancer and bereavement support to patients with a terminal illness and their families in this region, free of charge.

Compassionate care and living support improves not just quality but also quantity of life.

Businesses wishing to maximise their Melbourne Cup day fun are invited to attend the very popular Little Haven Luncheon held trackside or inquire about private marquee availability.

For lunch tickets, or more information on sponsoring a trotter, head to littlehaven.org.au or call the office on 5482 9091.

Gympie Times


Gympie racing icon on Glen Boss and other Turf Club nuggets

premium_icon Gympie racing icon on Glen Boss and other Turf Club nuggets

Gympie racing stalwart blames family genes for obsession

Aussies warned of Black Friday danger

premium_icon Aussies warned of Black Friday danger

Here's what to look out for

Golden guitar nomination for Glastonbury band

premium_icon Golden guitar nomination for Glastonbury band

Band nominated in Golden Guitar awards next year.

Local Partners