Former All Black and rugby sevens legend Eric Rush has signed on to help raise funds for Queenslanders with spinal cord injury as the guest speaker for the upcoming 2018 Classic Wallabies Lunch.
Mr Rush, regarded as one of the world’s most notable rugby sevens player, will share stories of his long and illustrious sporting career at the event, which aims to raise money for Spinal Life Australia.
The Classic Wallabies Lunch, organised by former Wallaby great Bill Ross OAM, has been held each year since 2005.
In that time, the event has raised close to $1 million to help improve the quality of life and provide support for Queenslanders with paraplegia or quadriplegia as a result of a spinal cord injury.
“For the last 13 years, the Classic Wallabies Lunch has always been a day of fun, food and laughter,” Mr Ross said.
“Eric Rush is well-regarded as an entertaining and motivating speaker so we’re very much looking forward to hearing him speak at this year’s event.
“We’ll also have a panel of sporting legends featuring former Wallabies captains Andrew Slack and Stephen Moore and former Wallaby Dan Crowley.
“It’s all for a good cause too – I’ve been involved with Spinal Life Australia as an ambassador since 2002 and have seen first-hand the great work they do with people with spinal cord damage.
“Living with a spinal cord injury can be a challenging and expensive process and being able to access quality support is important.”
The 2018 Classic Wallabies Lunch will be held on Friday, 20 April at the Pullman Hotel in the Brisbane CBD and will feature a three-course lunch, drinks and an afternoon of entertainment.
Award-winning radio host, best-selling author and comedian Steve Haddan will be the emcee for the event.
For more information, visit www.spinal.com.au/classicwallabies.