Trish is a fighter! In August of 2015 at 46 years old she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. Fortunately, after a course of aggressive treatments Trish received the greatest news of all, she was cured. Now she is determined to see research continue to save the lives of others diagnosed with the heartbreaking disease. She’ll be hosting her third Longest Table this year to raise more vital funds for cancer research.
Trish’ host tip? Approach local businesses to donate items to auction off on the night, get an auctioneer involved and you’ll raise more funds whilst also having a great time!
For Sarah it’s her personal motivation that drives her to host a Longest Table each year. Unfortunately, her mother is battling breast cancer, her father is undergoing treatment for skin cancer and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in his bowel and her 30-year-old brother had his eye removed two years ago from a rare optical melanoma.
Coming into her third year of hosting, Sarah is determined to raise more lifesaving funds to stop the heartbreak of cancer.
Her tip? Approach local businesses! I cannot believe the support I received from so many businesses donating prizes, food and drink on the night.
Lorelei’s motivation for hosting each year begins with her family. Her sister thankfully survived breast cancer, her life saved from advancements made as a direct result of research but sadly her brother lost his battle with brain cancer four years ago.
Over the past five years, she has become one of our most inspirational hosts putting incredible amount of effort into organising her events and securing donated items for her raffles and auctions from her local community in Bright, Victoria.
Her advice to those wanting to host their own table – just do it! It’s extremely fun and rewarding.
Brenton has been hosting a Longest Table since inception seven years ago!
Having had loved ones touched by cancer, Brenton sees The Longest Table as a great way to give to a good cause whilst also have fun at the same time – as he says it’s easier than running a marathon!
Brenton’s hot tips for your Longest Table success? Get a good group of friends together, plan well and don’t stress too much about the cooking – less is more!
Having worked in medical research for over 20 years, Kathryn knows just how vital the funds you raise are in helping our researchers find a cure and improve treatments for cancer.
Starting small in her first year of hosting, Kathryn has since grown her events to include themes and raffles to encourage more donations from her guests.
She has some advice for you too – have fun with it! Keep your Longest Table within your comfort zone, people are there to support a cause you believe in.