A Good Lunch

Thank you all for A (very) Good Lunch

A Good Lunch held on 29 August 2019 at Zinc Federation Square turned out to be a “great” lunch in more ways than one.

Over 280 guests arrived for bubbles and enjoyed a delicious two-course fundraising luncheon at Zinc at Federation Square.

The buzz and the energy in the room as guests mingled was only hushed when the terrific MC, Van Badham, entertained us and informed us. Van busted some long standing myths for us with facts and real stories about the fastest growing homelessness group in Australia- namely women aged 55 and over.

Van Badham, MC at A Good Lunch

Van shared with us the multiplying risks factors of homelessness for older women that range from systemic to personal issues contributing to this rapidly growing problem. The undisputed conclusion is the current lack of affordable, appropriate and secure housing for older Australian women. This was a compelling message to digest over lunch which seemed to make an impact on the hearts and minds of all present.

Over the two hours, with the rousing help of our entertaining guest, Matt Tilley, from Nova FM, over  $20,000 was raised. What an extraordinary outcome! Matt encouraged us all (male and females) to work together to make a real difference so that retiring into homelessness doesn’t become our future!

Matt Tilley and Van Badham at A Good Lunch

A Good Lunch was definitely a great resounding success. It was made possible through the sterling efforts of the start up volunteer team: Theresa Dyer, Karen Dyson and Clare Collins with the help of our marketing assistant, Camilla Collins.

The team at A Good Lunch are incredibly grateful for each and every individual who attended, donated and supported the inaugural fundraising function on 29 August 2019.  Keep an eye out for the 2020 event, same venue and in late August again.


If you’d like to donate in support of the Lunch, you can, see below.

Virtual gifts

Hug Pac – $50

A Hug Pac is about a vision of a new life with new choices and new growth.  It offers women the ability to face a new day and future with new hope.  It is about thriving and living with joy in your heart every day. All items in a Hug Pac are carefully selected to bring comfort and a bit of pampering!

Suitcase – $100

A suitcase represents a trip, travel, moving.  For women at McAuley House it is a symbol that they are moving into their own place, their new home, somewhere safe and affordable to live.  It’s independence. It’s security. It’s the next phase of their life.

Buy one (or more) today!

Or you can make a donation in lieu of attending the lunch for $140.