Lunch to support ‘Forgotten Women’

Published 3:00pm 5 September 2023

Lunch to support ‘Forgotten Women’
Words by Kylie Knight

The Forgotten Women will be front of mind during the Any Giving Tuesday Charity Lunch at Eatons Hill Hotel next month.

The event, on Tuesday, October 17, will be hosted by consultancy firm Any Given Tuesday and aims to raise more than $15,000 for The Forgotten Women charity.

The organisation supports vulnerable women aged over 55 years experiencing homelessness, the fastest growing homeless population in Australia.

Any Given Tuesday Founder Jacqueline Nagle says it will be the second charity lunch her North Lakes-based company has hosted, following last year’s inaugural event which raised $15,000 for A Brave Life – a charity which supports young mothers.

Jacqueline says tickets to this year’s function, which aims to be an afternoon of inspiration and connection, are on sale now.

“We are thrilled to host our second annual charity luncheon, once again bringing people together to make a profound impact by supporting our fellow women in need and showcasing the compassion and generosity of our community,” she says.

“With a personal experience with homelessness at a young age, it’s a feeling that never quite leaves you, and as I close in on being the same age as the greatest homeless population in our country, I knew that I had to work with The Forgotten Women for our 2023 Charity Lunch.”

All in-room fundraising will be paid directly to The Forgotten Women on the day along with proceeds from the event.

“With a mission to beat last year’s fundraising tally, we’ve got several fundraising initiatives happening during the luncheon including a number of great auction items up for grabs, such as a commission-free sale with the Damien Misso team from Ray White Woody Point,” Jacqueline says.

“There’s also our main fundraiser drive, which will be the ‘Help Her Home Pack’, a $100 kit that will be gifted to a woman as she moves into her new home, including brand-new linen and towels.”

Event to inspire, entertain

Tickets to the lunch are on sale now and include a two-course meal plus shared dessert platter, as well as a 3.5-hour drinks package.

The event will feature a fireside chat with The Forgotten Women CEO Teresa Reed and Jacqueline Nagle, and hearing from one of the biggest names in Australia’s entertainment industry, award-winning TV Producer Maz Farrelly.

“We’re so excited to be joined by our fabulous keynote speaker Maz Farrelly who has been the big boss of some of the world’s most iconic TV shows including The Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing with the Stars, Big Brother, and The X Factor,” Jacqueline says.

“I think the crowd is going to be widely entertained by Maz and enjoy the showbiz stories she has to share, and the lessons along the way.”

Heartfelt thanks

The Forgotten Women CEO Teresa Reed is grateful for the support.

“The heart of The Forgotten Women lies in our mission to create opportunities for women over 55 years vulnerable to becoming homeless, and ensuring these women have access to secure, safe and affordable housing options that enable them to age in place,” Teresa says.

|“Right now, and every day just in Queensland alone, there are 40,000 women over the age of 55 who are doing it tough, suffering financial hardship driven by rising living costs, lack of employment, limited or no superannuation and a lack of affordable housing options.|

“The Forgotten Women extends our heartfelt gratitude to Any Given Tuesday and Jacqueline for the generous support that will not only raise much-needed funds but further drive awareness and support for the organisation and this issue, in Moreton Bay and greater Brisbane.”

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through via the website

There are some great prizes up for grabs including an indulgent city space at the Emporium Hotel valued at $1,500 (draw for those who purchase a table) and Pagoni Chloe Choker valued at $795 (draw for those who purchase a ticket).

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

To find out more, head to the website

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