Following the success of the Ladies Long Lunch in July, the Somerville House Foundation Fathers’ Long Lunch is an event not to be missed! Now in its third year, this is a fundraising event where all proceeds of the lunch will go towards supporting the Dr Russell Bird Scholarship.
We are pleased to welcome back for 2018 as our Master of Ceremonies, David 'Luttsy' Lutteral, host of Nova 106.9 Breakfast Show.
Introducing our Guest Speaker: Chris Bond OAM, Paralympian & Australian Wheelchair Rugby Player
Chris Bond is a 3.5 point wheelchair rugby player who represented Australia at the London 2012 and the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Chris is missing both legs below his knees, his left wrist and his right four fingers as a result of a severe infection from a flesh eating bacterium he got while also being diagnosed with leukaemia when he was nineteen years old. From 2008 to August 2011, he served as a board member of CanTeen, a national support organisation for young people living with cancer.
He was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the 2014 Australia Day Honours "for service to sport as a Gold Medallist at the London 2012 Paralympic Games."