Thu, 28 Oct | Manly Skiff Club

Annual Fundraising Soirée - NEW DATE

Join us for our first annual fundraiser - a soirée with two former Olympians, Lisa Forrest and Gearoid Towey in conversation with Darren Mara of SBS. This is our updated date previously postponed due to the Covid lockdown (fingers crossed for this date!).
Annual Fundraising Soirée - NEW DATE

Time & Location

28 Oct, 6:00 pm
Manly Skiff Club, Cnr East Esplanade &, Stuart St, Manly NSW 2095, Australia

About the Event

Join us for our inaugural Annual Fundraising Soirée with special guests and former Olympians, Lisa Forrest and Gearoid Towey, talking about a special quality that elite athletes and people living with cancer share - resilience. 

Resilience is the ability to persevere, to overcome setbacks and to 'bounce-back'.

People living with cancer need resilience; so do elite athletes.

We will hear from two former Olympians, each with incredible stories to share about perseverance, opportunity, hope, success, knockbacks and resilience - as an athlete and beyond.

  • Lisa Forrest is an Olympian (1980), dual Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist (1982) and Silver Medallist (1978), actor, reporter, sports commentator and author, and is an inductee in the Northern Beaches Sporting Hall of Fame. Her most recent book, Glide, was published last year.
  • Gearoid Towey earned both Bronze (1999, 2003, 2006) and Gold Medals (2001) at the World Rowing Championships, represented Ireland in the Olympics in 2000, 2004 and 2008, and is active in athlete transition through Crossing the Line. He is currently studying for a Law degree.

Lisa and Gearoid will be in conversation with Darren Mara of SBS-TV.

Join us at 6pm for our Annual Fundraising Soirée comprising great conversation, canapés and complimentary drink on arrival (cash bar thereafter), and soothing jazz from singer Kate Friend.

  • Annual Fundraising Soirée
    +$2 Service fee
    +$2 Service fee

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