There are many ways you can have fun while supporting Cystic Fibrosis. CFT holds a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, they are as listed below. We also have many wonderful supporters who organise community fundraising events. We invite you to participate in any way you choose, please contact the office for dates and more information.
We are delighted to invite you to our 7th Annual 65 Roses Day Ladies Lunch on Friday 29th April at 12pm at the gorgeous Hobart Function and Conference Centre on the Hobart waterfront.
This is an afternoon filled with food, wine, fun and fundraising! Included in the afternoon will be a raffle. lucky door prizes, live and silent auctions, trade tables, lucky roses and lots more.
We hope that you can get a group of girlfriends together and join us for this fabulous event and raise much needed awareness and funds for those people in Tasmania living with Cystic Fibrosis. We receive no government funding, and rely solely on donations from people like you that support our events.
An early bird prize of two bottles of wine will be drawn at the lunch for tickets purchased prior to 28th March, so get your tickets now!
To purchase tickets to the lunch, please click here http://www.cysticfibrosis.org.au/tas/7th-annual-65-roses-ladies-lunch
This year's CFT Quiz night will be held on Saturday 19th March 2016 at 7pm at the Lindisfarne Rowing Club. Last year's Quiz Night was a huge success and we hope to make this year's even better.
Please see the flier for more information and click to purchase tickets and platters. Food platters must be pre-ordered and can not be purchased on the night.
The Great Escape is a major fundraising car rally for Cystic Fibrosis Australia (CFA). This year’s event will run from 29th August to 8th September, 2016 and travel from Dubbo to the Sunshine Coast. If you have never been in a Great Escape car rally before and register to take part in this year’s event, part of the fundraising monies from your car will be donated to CFT, with the remainder going to CFA to support the CF National Data Registry.
If you’ve ever wanted to take part in this fun filled car rally then this is the year to do it and help out CFT at the same time.
In September 2016, you will have the oppurtunity to Bounce for a cause and help raise much needed funds for Cystic Fibrosis Tas. Grab a tramp, a pogo stick, or just jump on the spot! It doesn't matter what you choose to do. All that matters is that you take part.
Registrations will be open closer to September, so watch this space!
CFT’s first Melbourne Cup event, held in conjunction with new Salamanca restaurant and bar, the Brick Factory, was a sell out. With 134 enthusiastic and well dressed guests the room was abuzz with the anticipation of a great lunch, along with the race that stops the nation.
After a glass of sparkling wine on arrival guests settled in to find their tables decorated with their Melbourne Cup themed centerpieces of synthetic grass, miniature horses, gold chocolate coins and mason jars of white snapdragons.
With CFT’s Executive Officer, Paula Wriedt, stepping in as MC the day’s entertainment got underway with guests surprising organisers with their knowledge of Melbourne Cup history in answering quiz questions to win some great treats. Thanks to the sponsorship of one of our corporate partners, lawyers Simmons Wolfhagen, guests enjoyed the photo booth. It’s fair to say that the hilarity of the photos increased with the amount of drinks consumed as the afternoon continued.
Banjo’s Bakery, another one of our valued corporate partners, sponsored the lolly banquet, and such was the quality of the lollies that many guests were seen making several visits! Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania would like to sincerely thank the Brick Factory for inviting us to be the charity partner for this event, along with Angela Wilson of Awake Consulting who was the event organiser. We would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of our corporate partners who were involved, Banjo’s and Simmons Wolfhagen, and thanks once again to CFT member Di Bryant, along with Friends of CFT Mandy Lewis and Kylie Bester, who all helped us out in preparing for the event.
As the charity partner for the event CFT received a percentage of the ticket sales and all the raffle proceeds and we raised around $2,700. Thank you to all our members who supported our first Melbourne Cup lunch.
As members would be aware, the Cystic Fibrosis 65 Roses Gala Dinner was to be held at the Tram Shed Function Centre, Launceston on Saturday November 7th of this year.
Even though there was a great deal of advertising for this event in the form of Radio Community Connect, TV Community Connect, CFT and Sponsors Social Media and posters, unfortunately due to poor ticket sales we needed to cancel the event.
Obviously, this was not a decision that was taken lightly and it caused great disappointment to the volunteer committee who had been working extremely hard for 6 months in the lead up to the event to make it a great success.
We would like to acknowledge the generosity of some of our ticket purchasers who donated the ticket cost to CFT in place of accepting a refund. I would like to particularly thank Christine Timms from Prospect Vale Chemmart who generously donated the cost entire cost of her staff table - $1200.
I would also like to extend a huge thank you to some of our major sponsors; Fine Drop Wines, Tamar Ridge Vineyard, Tasmanian Independent Retailers (I.G.A.), Peter and Amanda Gutwein, Braaap Motor Cycles, The Red Feather Inn and Phillip Kuruvita Photograph.
Events such as these rely heavily on the support of CFT members to help in spreading the word about them with family, work colleges and friends, plus also where possible to attend themselves. Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania does not receive any government funding and fundraising is a crucial component in enabling us to continue all the services we offer.
We are hoping to offer another special fundraising event here in Launceston early in 2016 and we ask that everyone get behind it to promote and support it.
65 Roses Day is the National day for raising awareness of Cystic Fibrosis, and is always held on the last Friday in the month of May. You can help us out on 65 Roses Day by selling merchandise, holding a community fundraiser to collect money and raise awareness, setting up an Everyday Hero page to raise funds, donating to CF, buying merchandise from Big W, and spreading the word on CF through your social media pages. http://www.65rosesday.org.au
In 2016, 65 Roses Day will be held on Friday 27th May, 2016. Please contact the office by email on firstname.lastname@example.org to register your willingness to help out. Volunteers are always needed and help us to spread our reach into the community across Tasmania.
A friday night Salamanca tin rattle for 65 roses in 2014
2013 65 Roses Day launched with celebrity cake decorating in the Hobart Mall.
CFT Vice President Judi McGee was given a hand by Michael Ferguson
'Tassie Tigers' members tin rattle for CFT in 2013
The Hobart ladies lunch was first run in 2010 and has grown considerably over that time with the 2012 event being a sell out. Held around the third week of May each year, you can pre-register your interest by emailing the CFT office to ensure you don’t miss out on tickets to this fun event that raises substantial funds. The inaugural Launceston event was held in 2012 with sold out high teas held in 2013 and 2014.
In 2015, the Launceston high tea will be held on Sunday 17th May. While in Hobart, the Red Roses ladies lunch will be held on Friday 27th April. V
The 2015 Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 31st October, 11am at Hotel Collins, Hobart. For more inforamtion, please contact the CFT office.
This year's AGM details will be confirmed later in the year.