Friday, October 12th, 2012 - Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (TICHR)

Celebrate the running of the Melbourne Cup in style and help fight the war against childhood cancers at the same time.

Melbourne Cup day is just around the corner and this year revellers have the opportunity to punt in style and make a contribution towards the war on childhood cancer at the same time.

Amplifier Capitol will host its Melbourne Cup 'Trifecta' from 10.30am on Tuesday, November 6, with all bar profits and money raised on the day to go to the Telethon Adventurers, a charity dedicated to finding the cause, and ultimately the cure, for childhood cancer.

Trifecta guests will enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, canapés, a special guest MC, Perth's best DJs, silent auctions, raffles, and of course a screening of the race on a giant screen. Tickets are selling fast through Oztix for $50 each, plus booking fee.

Telethon Adventurer and Amplifier Capitol Director David Heaton said it was an opportunity for the people of Perth to celebrate the Melbourne Cup in style, and at the same time give something back to the community.

"The Melbourne Cup is a celebration of the Aussie spirit, the same spirit that drives the Telethon Adventurers - what better way to raise money than by cheering on the race that stops a nation," Mr Heaton said. 

"All our activities are undertaken on a total volunteer basis, so that ever dollar, every donation received gets to where it is needed – paying for Childhood Cancer Research at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (TICHR) and for essential equipment for the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and their kids.

"Giving back to the community never goes out of style so we’re hoping to see as many Perth people as possible come together on Melbourne Cup day for this valuable cause," he added.

Tickets are available now through Oztix or at the door. Entry after 3.30pm will be $20.

The Telethon Adventurers fundraising group was established in 2010 by Rick Parish and Peter Wilson, in memory of Rick’s four year old son Elliot who bravely fought and sadly lost his battle with cancer.

Elliot touched the hearts of Western Australians and that same year the Telethon Adventurers raised $920,000 and purchased a 3D molecular imaging machine for the TICHR. The machine tracks and tests laboratory-grown tumours and assists with the diagnosis and treatment of young cancer patients, and was named after brave Elliot.


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