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FDC and industry friends including premium sponsors Stylecraft and RJ Workspace, major sponsors AGS Structural, Tables Chairs & Workstations and Greenbox Architecture are proud to announce our 10th Melbourne Cup Day fundraising event. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, 4th November at the Hilton Hotel.

Following on from the $131,159.30 raised in 2013 – which was donated in full to Save Our Sons – we are focusing our 2014 fundraiser on raising funds and awareness for young people whose lives are severely impaired by the debilitating effects of mental illness such as anxiety, depression, bi-polar and schizophrenia. Suicide is a leading cause of death among young people, second only to motor vehicle accidents. There has been a huge rise in reported cases of mental illness and it affects the lives of so many.

St Vincent’s Private Hospital has partnered with the Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI), to develop a first class inpatient and outpatient service which is the first of its’ kind in Australia. The facility provides treatment and support to young people aged 16-30. It is devoted to keeping these young people engaged in life and in providing the tools needed to manage their illness.

We hope to harness the support of business friends and allied subcontractors to raise funds and awareness so that facilities provided by Uspace and it’s collaborative partners are able to continue to save and enrich the lives of young people. As always, every single dollar raised goes to the cause and is fully audited.

This year, due to the anticipated 400 corporate attendees at this popular function, we have relocated the event to a new venue – the Hilton Hotel in George Street, Sydney CBD.

Should you wish to support us with this worthwhile fundraising event through ticket purchases, live or silent auction items or other donations; or for further information relating to sponsorship and support packages available, please contact Edwina Mathews on (02) 8117 5000 or email

Every single dollar raised is fully audited and goes directly to the cause.