Archive for the “Past Events” Category

$6,000 for Melbourne Cup 2013

Posted on November 8th, 2013 by PJFMater

Melbourne Cup brought together the dapper, the daring and the divine at the Preston James Fund’s Cloudland event. But it was more than stunning outfits that shone on the day. Through the generosity of our wonderful guests, $6,000 was raised. This profit will benefit children in intensive care at the Mater Children’s or Mother’s Hospitals […]

$2,000 raised at flicks

Posted on July 25th, 2013 by PJFMater

A Sunday movie matinee on 16 June saw our supporters flock to Hoyts Stafford City for the premiere of Despicable Me 2. With 133 people in attendance we raised $2,350. Not a bad effort, if we do say so ourselves! Thank you to all those who shared the day with us and a huge thank […]

$70,000 from PJF Ball 2012

Posted on June 16th, 2012 by admin

Our supporters never cease to amaze us. Despite difficult economic times and an unseasonably cold night, our warm-hearted supporters donned their dancing shoes and opened their wallets, celebrating long into the night for the Preston James Fund’s Autumn Fair Ball. The event raised produced a staggering profit of $70,000. This eclipsed our expectations and was […]

A swimmingly good day for charity!

Posted on November 26th, 2011 by admin

On 16 October 2011, the Billabong Swim School at the Tweed Heads – owned by Judy and John Bonning –  opened their doors to the community for a Fair Day – and raised over $3,000 for the Mater Children’s Hospital Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. The money was raised in the name of Kailis Smith whose […]

Styled, Sealed, Delivered

Posted on August 3rd, 2011 by admin

A day of style and stilettos kicked off the Preston James Fund’s A Cause for Kailis initiative on Friday 22 July. With Network Ten’s Amanda McLeay hosting the Claret house affair, and Triple M’s Emily-Jade on hand to have her baby-bump styled, the Preston James Fund raised $3,600 for the Mater Children’s Hospital’s Paediatric Intensive […]

Secret Garden Ball 2010

Posted on October 23rd, 2010 by admin

At the Preston James Fund we pride ourselves on knowing how to throw a party – or a Ball or a Lunch! Our 2010 Ball, the Secret Garden, eclipsed all efforts to date in its splendour, and stretched imaginations to their limits. If you were not able to be a part of the excitement and […]

Fab Friday Lunch

Posted on July 23rd, 2010 by admin

On 23rd July 2010, award winning chef David Pugh opened the doors of Restaurant II, one of Brisbane’s best restaurants, to Preston James Fund guests for a fabulous friday lunch. Friends of the Preston James Fund finished off the working week with a delicious three-course lunch menu of locally sourced premium produce, complimented by matching […]

A Night in Fantasia 2009

Posted on November 17th, 2009 by admin

A Night in Fantasia was celebrated in style at Gianni Events Portside. A brilliant night was had by all and over $60,000 was raised. A live auction for a Michael Zavros painting caused a sensation!

Jellyfish Luncheon 2008

Posted on October 29th, 2008 by admin

Grant Hackett attended the 2008 Jellyfish event where over $30,000 was raised. Some of the auction items included Grant’s 2004 and 2008 Olympic swimsuits, a Donna Gibb painting and a signed Australian Cricket Team bat.

Mad Hatter’s Ball 2008

Posted on February 8th, 2008 by admin

A superb night that raised more than $100,000. A day cruising on a yacht at the Gold Coast drew the highest bid on the night, and an auction for dinner for ten by Char Cha Cha’s chef made mouths’ salivate.