The annual 2018 YouthCare Canberra Rugby Dinner was an amazing night, thanks to all our supporters. Together, we’re making a significant difference within the local community.
This year the Rugby Dinner was held at the Canberra Rex Hotel, where supporters from all over Canberra joined together to raise awareness and funds through an evening of delicious food, an exciting auction, and a thought-provoking panel discussion.
The event was MCed by the timeless sports commentator, Tim Gavel and was followed by an opening speech from the acting Chairman of YouthCare Canberra, John Miller. Our panelists for the evening included Pat McCabe, Peter Hewat and Lachlan McCaffrey who all shared insightful overviews of their very successful Rugby careers in addition to providing thought-provoking views on possible future directions for the sport.
We were blown away by the generosity of our community and the support we received this year. We would like to sincerely acknowledge and thank our partners; McGrath Real Estate, Phase 4 Data and Electrica,l and The Brumbies. We’d also like to give a special thanks to our major sponsor Maliganis Edwards Johnson and our corporate partner the Synergy Group. Without their generosity, our events would not be possible.
Our donated raffle and auction items were some of the best we’ve ever received. The raffle prizes were valued at over $2500 and the auction included the largest number of items ever donated. They played a huge part in making our night so successful.
The 2018 YouthCare Canberra Rugby Dinner has raised a massive $15,415.38, all of which will go directly towards assisting at-risk vulnerable young people who are facing homelessness, violence and other traumatic situations. We are grateful to everyone who attended and helped make this event so worthwhile. It’s with your support that we can make such a noticeable and real difference to our community.