The Event

Wynnum locals had a great afternoon at the most enjoyable Melbourne Cup event of the area.

The profits from ticket sales and raffles came to a just under $3,000. The chosen charity for the event was Play 4 a Cure Ltd, who not only raises funds for cancer research, but also assists cancer patients and their families in their time of need.

Our local founder, Leigh Martyn, said “It was a great turnout and a lovely afternoon and this money will be a great help to the amazing cancer research scientists, who more often than not, have to fund their own work.  We are doing what we can to help them #endcancer.”

The Fat Duck were sensational hosts, providing guests with their tantalising tapas and keeping the refreshments flowing.  In addition to the $500 in raffle prize vouchers, they also donated part of the ticket price.  A huge thank you to a venue keen and willing to be an active part of their community.

The day would not have run as smoothly without the support of our local Bendigo Community Bank Wynnum-Manly, who donated the EFTPOS machines to get those raffle ticket sales up.  They also gifted a brand new Apple iPad which went to a very luck raffle ticket winner.  Thank you to Justine, Karen and the Bendigo team.

A big thank you also goes out to our other raffle donors:

  • Majestic Cinemas
  • Smeg
  • Perry’s Meat
  • Wynnum Golf
  • Bangojango
  • Cultivate Design Co
  • Florence and Cornelius
  • Fit Stop
  • You and Me Candles by Eternity
  • Caffeination Station
  • Peter Cummings

Over $4,000 in prizes were given away to our lucky winners which left the rest of us with a slight touch of jealousy.


Wynnum Community Fund  –  A sub-group of Wynnum Commerce Inc. 

Wynnum Commerce promotes and advocates for the success of Wynnum – its’ businesses, community groups, locals and organisations. We encourage all the Wynnum community to join and be part of this combined voice in a variety of areas including:

  • reinvigorating our foreshore, central retail district and parklands,
  • spotlighting the benefits of Wynnum to both locals and visitors; encouraging people play local and shop local,
  • giving back to those in need through our Community Fund, and
  • helping us reach our sustainable goals by being proactive with our Social, Environmental, Economic & Human impact.