Big Mal backs Swich
QUEENSLAND rugby league icon Mal Meninga is guest speaker at the inaugural fundraising event for Ipswich based men's awareness group Swich On.
Swich On co-founder Brad Bulow said Meninga will speak at the group's sponsored race day at the Ipswich Turf Club on February 24, to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
It is the third event for the group since its inception late last year and Mr Bulow said the group had made an impact.
"From the initial concept, the club has received great support from Ipswich locals and we have brought the club to the stage of being incorporated as well as forming a board of directors to manage the club," he said.
"At present we have a board of nine members and since forming have 40 members from all walks of life, including businessmen as well as tradesmen and labourers.
"We have also received great support from Mayor Paul Pisasale, Brett Kitching and the Ipswich Turf Club as well as the Ipswich Jets.
"We are very humbled by the response and support we have received and hope that the Ipswich community supports our events to raise money for charity."
Mr Bulow said Meninga would be joined by representatives from the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
The group was formed by Ipswich businessmen Brad Bulow, Brett McGrath, Matthew Bowden and Michael Kelly.
"The concept was to provide a club with an informal environment for the young men of Ipswich to come together to support each other as well as those charities that combat men's health issues.
Tickets for the race day cost $80 for non-members and $70 for members which includes a buffet meal, beer, wine and soft drink.
For more information contact email Mr Bulow at email@example.com.