Celebrate for a Cause Manly (CFC), formerly Cocktails for a Cause, the bayside’s largest charity event, has announced its Santorini Summer-themed fundraiser will be held on the 22nd of October 2022 at the iconic Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.
CFC founders Tracey Lucock and Kara Vallins have predicted the 2022 event could raise over $100,000 for bayside charities.
The majority of funds generated by this year’s Celebrate for a Cause Manly 2022 event will go to a local charity, The Forgotten Women.
The Forgotten Women is a unique, grassroots housing initiative for homeless women aged over 55. The project’s mission is to put a roof over the heads of as many of these vulnerable women as possible. Through the acquisition of suitable properties, The Forgotten Women project will ensure these women have access to secure, safe and affordable housing options.
The Forgotten Women will receive 80% of the proceeds of the Santorini Summer event, with the remainder directed to a new local community foundation, the Bayside Community Fund (BCF).
The BCF, launched in parliament in May this year, will see funds generated by bequests and donations invested into a fund managed by the Queensland Investment Corporation and governed by the Queensland Community Foundation. Dividends will be distributed back into the bayside community through grants to multiple DGR registered charities annually.
“Now in its fifth year and with more than $140,000 in funds raised, CFC has become the largest charity event on Brisbane’s bayside, with up to 1000 guests expected to attend this year,” said Tracey Lucock.
“This event is about celebrating community and friendships with a purpose. Our ever-growing team of volunteers is committed to our simple shared vision, which makes the event and its surrounding program a success.”
Celebrate for a Cause Manly guests will be able to fulfil their dream of travel with this Santorini Summer-themed event overlooking Manly Harbour. Highlights will include a styled rigging lawn glowing with festoon lights, roaming entrainment, a vibrant live big band, a Greek-inspired food market, and stunning cocktails!