Supporter spotlight: Bowness Family

Dedicated to supporting cystic fibrosis (CF) research at the RCH since their children, Liam and Grace, were diagnosed with the condition, Kirsty and Stephen Bowness have raised over $98,000 for the cause.

The family began their fundraising efforts by participating in the Melbourne Marathon. Receiving overwhelming support during their four years in the marathon, Kirsty and Stephen wanted to try something new.

After months searching for the right fundraising idea, Grace came up with it effortlessly. Mistakenly calling their condition ’65 roasters’, Grace’s comment stuck and the couple decided to give Grace her 65 roasters in the form of The Big Roast for Cystic Fibrosis. In its third year, The Big Roast is accomplishing big things, raising over $22,000 in a month.

“We have been completely overwhelmed by the astounding support of our local community, as well as supporters across Australia,” said Kirsty. “This year has really shown us what’s possible when good people come together for a common cause. What an extraordinary experience it has been!”

2018 Big Roasts

The Big Roast at Toolangi Tavern

Saturday 7 July at 12:30pm

Toolangi Tavern is once again hosting a Big Roast for CF on 7 July. Tickets are $70 per person and include a sumptuous two course roast of lamb or pork. Kids tickets are $25. Raffle prizes will also be up for grabs.

The Big Roast at Oakridge Wines

Saturday 14 July at 6:30pm

The Oakridge Big Roast for CF will have young gun chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett cooking up a lamb roast feast not to be missed. Tickets are $95 per person and there are awesome raffle prizes will also be on offer. Kids tickets are $40.

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De Bortoli Festival of the Pig

Saturday 21 July at 6:30pm

De Bortoli Wines are supporting The Big Roast by generously donating $20 from each ticket sale of their annual Festival of the Pig dinner. Tickets are $100 per person and include a three course dinner with matched wines straight from the barrel.

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The Big Roast at Rob Dolan Wines

Sunday 29 July at 1pm

Rob Dolan Wines is hosting its second Big Roast for CF after the sold out success of last year’s event. Come and enjoy a sensational three course Sunday roast and amazing prizes. Tickets are $80 per person. Kids tickets are $50.

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