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Harbouring Hope, Luncheon w/ Rosie Batty, Steph De Sousa in support of Got Your Back Sista

Friday May 10 @ 11:00 am 2:00 pm


$159 or $1500 table of 10 plus Booking Fee


All ages

Join us on Friday, 10 May 2024, in the South East View, Level 1, Belmont 16s Sailing Club, for the Harbouring Hope Lunch, an inspiring event dedicated to raising awareness of domestic violence. This pivotal gathering unites the shared mission of speaking about domestic violence and fostering hope and healing for those affected.

Special Guest Speaker, Rosie Batty, a renowned family anti-violence campaigner, will share her profound journey of hope and finding peace after the tragic loss of her 11-year-old son, Luke, who was murdered by his father at his cricket practice in Melbourne in 2014. Rosie’s resilience and dedication to the cause of raising awareness have made her a beacon of strength and inspiration. Rosie will be signing copies of her book, “Hope”, for guests who bring their copy along on the day.

Steph De Sousa, a talented Master Chef Alumni, joins Rosie in this cause with her commitment to supporting domestic violence prevention. Steph’s passion and colourful flair promise to add a unique and meaningful dimension to the event. She will also be signing copies of her cookbook, “The Air Frying Queen”, for attendees who bring their copy.

The Harbouring Hope Lunch is proudly hosted by the Belmont 16s Sailing Club in support of “Got Your Back Sista (GYBS)”, a registered charity established in 2016 with the vision to see women and their children happy, thriving, and living independently after escaping the trauma of family violence. Got Your Back Sista offers essential support to over 1,200 women and their families, providing a hand up to begin again and empowering them to thrive.

Event Highlights:

Hear from Rosie Batty as she shares her experiences and insights into the healing after her domestic violence journey.

Book Signing: An exclusive opportunity for guests to bring their own  copies of Rosie Batty’s 2024 book “Hope” and Steph De Sousa’s 2024 “The Air Frying Queen” signed by the authors themselves

Networking and Mingling: Join us from 11 am on the deck for an opportunity to connect with community leaders and like-minded individuals

Gourmet Lunch: Enjoy a 2-course lunch with 2.5 hours of beverages

Auction of Prizes: An exciting addition to this year’s event is the auction of extraordinary prizes, including a full term of Tackers Learn to Sail for a child, valued at up to $320, and a dinner or lunch for 10 at Martha, valued at $590, both donated by Belmont 16s Sailing Club. This auction offers a unique opportunity for guests further supporting the GYBS cause.


– Tables of 10: $1,500.00 +

– Individual Seats: $159 pp +

– Seating: Seating will be allocated at the time of booking, with efforts made to accommodate groups and individuals together upon request.

This event is more than a gathering; it’s a movement towards a future free from domestic violence. By coming together, we can make a difference, providing hope and support to those in need while working towards lasting change.

**Join us in Harbouring Hope. Together, we can make a difference.**

For tickets and more information, please visit https://www.trybooking.com/CQEVO