Friday 5 November 2021


A delectable four-course lunch with a difference! Connect, be inspired and change lives for children in need. 

1pm - 4pm, Friday 5 November 2021

The Views LSV, 200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne VIC 3207

Patty Newton Charity event

Meet the inspiring women you'll hear from on the day... 

Kate Meade Women of Melbourne
Julie Fisher Women of Melbourne

Kate Meade

Kate Meade – AFR100 Women of Influence 2018 Alumni, Breakfast Radio host, Founder of the Victorian Dance Festival. Kate is the co-host of ACE Radio’s morning breakfast show, The Morning Rush, and host of Women of Influence, a podcast on a mission to find and share the inspiring stories of incredible women. Kate also founded the Victorian Dance Festival, one of the largest dance festivals in Australia. In 2018, Kate was named in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence.

Madeleine Buchner OAM

At just nine years of age, Madeleine Buchner OAM identified a gap in the support system for young people who cared for sick family members. Growing up alongside her brother who suffered multiple chronic illnesses, and her mother, now a breast cancer survivor, Madeleine began fundraising within her local community to support Young Carers, which would eventually culminate in a business plan for an organisation called Little Dreamers Australia

Julie Fisher

In the chaos of life, there will always be moments that don’t go exactly according to plan. For Julie Fisher, the birth of her son Darcy was one of these times. When he was born with Down syndrome her world changed in an instant – but rather than focusing on the perceived negatives, she made a conscious decision with her family to instead look for the beauty in every experience.

Proudly supported by 

Women of Melbourne