This year's Melbourne Cup events on the Apple Isle looked a little different, with punters only allowed to consume alcohol whilst seated, but it was all for a good cause at Mowbray - raising money for New Horizons.
The Tasmanian Turf Club hosted a luncheon on Tuesday for the Cup and raised more than $3400 for the Launceston disability sport and recreation organisation.
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New Horizons chief executive officer Belinda Kitto said it was magnificent for the club to reach out and want to help.
"We are really struggling with funding at the moment and for an organisation to reach out and want to support us, we feel really honoured and excited, it will certainly go a long way," she said.
"We really need as much support as we can to make sure that our members within the community have that support to be able to access sport and rec like many of us do.
"It's certainly been really, really difficult because a lot of our members are isolated as it is, and COVID has made that more so."
Ms Kitto said the amount raised would go directly towards developing new programs and sustaining existing programs.
"With COVID-19, a lot of our volunteers are in the elderly age bracket, so it's been hard for them to come back, so we need to engage some coaches and that may mean paying some coaches."
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