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Jump on board for a good cause

Wednesday, 13th March, 2013

Charity fundraiser Tamara Cuffe hopes race-goers will take the Musicians’ Club’s bus to the races on Saturday. Charity fundraiser Tamara Cuffe hopes race-goers will take the Musicians’ Club’s bus to the races on Saturday.

By Erica Visser

A woman has combined her love of the races with an urge to help children in need.

Tamara Cuffe has already raised more than $500 for Australian charity Bravehearts Inc., which aims to combat child sexual assault.

Ms Cuffe said that it was very easy for race-goers to do their bit to help change shocking statistics that purport to show that one in five children are assaulted.

"I believe it is the most horrific crime to hurt a child and felt strong enough to actually do something about it," she said.

The Musicians' Club will run buses from the club to the races on Saturday at $5 a ticket and all the money raised will go to Bravehearts.

"It will be first in on the day and we will not be taking pre-bookings," Ms Cuffe said.

"The bus will leave the club direct to the racecourse every half an hour from 11am to 2pm.

"It will return to the club at half-hourly intervals from 3.30pm until 5.30pm.

"As well as helping a great cause, it is handy as well. I know from experience getting a taxi or a sober driver is hard on St Pat's."

For those ready early, the Musicians' Club is also holding a buffet breakfast from 8am-10am for $15 per person.

Ms Cuffe thanked the club for its support and said that she was working with the them to hold more fundraisers.

"The Musos' deserve a big thank you. They were the first people I contacted about fundraising and they jumped straight on board," she said.

"They are doing a generous thing and are very supportive of my cause and the community."

Ms Cuffe hopes to raise $25,000 in the long term. If you wish to donate you can do so online via Ms Cuffe's donation page.

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