Thank you to everyone who supported or attended our sports themed 2023 Lunch for the Stars!
On Friday 2nd of June, we celebrated some of our newest stars and sporting superstars at the 2023 Lunch for the Stars at Noah's on the Beach, Newcastle.
Guests enjoyed a gourmet lunch, were introduced to some Grow a Star recipients and were given an insight into what it takes to be a professional sportsperson by our special guest speakers Danny Buderus and Sam Poolman.
Danny and Sam spoke about the support they had along the way to sporting stardom as well as the dedication, self-belief and hard work it took to get there and stay there. They also spoke about their passion for mentoring young up-and-coming sports stars and their drive to ensure that the next generation has every opportunity to excel.
Thanks to our sponsors and guests, we raised just over $27,000 at the lunch! These funds will directly help young people overcome the obstacles that are preventing them from striving for their sporting, artistic, musical or academic dreams.
Shout out to Grow a Star recipients Sienna and Jaylah who put aside their nerves to speak with Danny, Sam and MC Garth Russell - in front of 120 guests – about their sporting journeys thus far. We can’t wait to see where their talent and drive takes them!
Our thanks to our generous lunch sponsors
... and to the businesses that donated prizes for the fundraising raffle and auction.
Our thanks to Justin Worboys for capturing some of the special moments at the lunch. You can check them out using the link to the right.
Contact us if you would like a hi-resolution copy of any of the photos.