One Northern hotel is using biggest day of Australia’s racing calendar as an opportunity to give back to those in need.
Newstead Hotel manager Jeanette Gleeson said she wanted to put on a Melbourne Cup lunch both for the community and local businesses, and to support a Tasmanian charity.
“I thought it would be a good opportunity to raise funds for StGiles,” she said.
“I want to have this [the hotel] because a sort of community hub, supporting local people, associations, and businesses.”
Ms Gleeson said she hoped to host the fundraising lunch yearly.
Where to watch the Melbourne Cup:
The Newstead Hotel
The Newstead Hotel will hold its Melbourne Cup Lunch from 11.30am.
Call 6331 1344 or visit the hotel’s Facebook page for more information.
Launceston Friends of Clifford Craig’s Melbourne Cup Luncheon
The Launceston Friends of Clifford Craig will host its annual Melbourne Cup luncheon.
It will take place at the TasTAFE Drysdale Restaurant, with doors opening at noon for a 12.30pm start.
The luncheon is a ticketed event.
Beauty Point Waterfront Hotel
The Beauty Point Waterfront Hotel will host a two-course Melbourne Cup lunch.
To book, call 6383 4363.
The Rosevears Hotel will host a Melbourne Cup day lunch from 1pm.
Visit the Facebook page or contact the hotel for more information.
The Gunners Arms Tavern
The Gunners Arms Tavern will host a Melbourne Cup function from noon.
Visit the Facebook page or contact 6331 3891 with enquiries
Twamley Farm will host a Melbourne Cup Lunch garden party from noon.
For more information head online to twamleyfarm.com.au.