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IT industry throws charity lunch for Queensland flood support

IT industry throws charity lunch for Queensland flood support

The event has already sold 86 tables in five working days and hopes to raise at least $200,000

A group of IT industry personalities have come together to set up an IT Industry fund raising lunch for the Queensland flood victims.

The event has already sold all 86 tables in five working days, according IT industry veteran, John Walters.

Some of the other IT personalities behind organising the event are Cisco’s Tony Wright and David Henderson.

Australian rugby legends Rocky Elsom, Mark Ella, Bob Dwyer and Nick Farr Jones, will be present.

There will be entertainment from Murray Hartin the Bush Poet, and Chris ‘Budda’ Handy.

“We thought it would be good to get some rugby legends that have a connection with the South-East Queensland region,” Walters said.

“Our aim is to also work with the mayor of Ipswich, Paul Pisasale, and work with his charity [Ipswich Flood Appeal], which we’re very keen to support.”

During the lunch there will be a trivia quiz, raffle and auction items up for grabs.

Walters is hoping the event will raise about $200,000.

The funds raised will be converted into vouchers, so flood victims can purchase household items such as whitegoods and furniture from major retailers.

“It’s a great way for the IT industry to get together and support a good cause,” Walters said.

There are no more tables left to purchase at the lunch, but if your organisation is keen to donate auction prizes, please contact John Walters - johnwalters@bigpond.com.

The lunch will be held at the Grand Ballroom in Star City Casino on February 23.


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