Frequently asked



Why a luncheon that stops the nation?

Endeavour Foundation’s annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon has been a highlight event for our community of supporters. We had a great time with you at luncheons past, sharing in the energy as we collectively championed a good cause.

However, as services across our community remain affected due to the impacts of COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel our physical luncheon in 2020. But we’ve found another way to maintain the spirit and connection to cause while celebrating the race that stops a nation.

How do I register to host a luncheon?

You can register by clicking here. Once you complete the form with your details, and we will be in contact to share advice and resources to aid in hosting memorable luncheon.

What is included in my host kit?

When you register as a luncheon host, you are given access to a special host kit that covers all you need in order to host an unforgettable luncheon along with a handy (and essential) authority to fundraise letter. This pack will include invitations, how-to guides, and plenty of little novelty items to keep you entertained throughout the day. Better yet, these supplies will also be available online if any are lost or more is needed for your event.

What support will I receive from Endeavour Foundation?

Alongside your handy host kit, you will have access to downloadable content (including digital versions of your host kit materials) to help you promote and conduct your event. We will also be in regular contact via email after you register with tips on how to host your event, do fundraising, and more. If you need further help please contact our events team on 1800 112 112. 

Do I have to host my Luncheon on a specific date?

Yes. We will be running a number of competitions associated with the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, November 3 to add to the energy of countless luncheons being planned.


How do I go about fundraising?

The best way to start is to ask. You will be surprised how many people will donate if you ask. Whether it is through social media, email, group chat or in person, telling your personal networks why you are taking part and what the cause means to you can go a long way. Every dollar counts for people living with intellectual disability. Another great way to get the ball rolling is to ask your boss if your workplace will host a luncheon or two or is willing to offer dollar matching.