SWICH-ED ON: Matthew Slingsby, Matt Gnech, Jayson Gibb and Steve Rainbow with Petero Civoniceva at the Swich On race day at Ipswich Turf Club on Friday.
SWICH-ED ON: Matthew Slingsby, Matt Gnech, Jayson Gibb and Steve Rainbow with Petero Civoniceva at the Swich On race day at Ipswich Turf Club on Friday. Sarah Harvey

Sports greats saddle up for Swich On charity

RUGBY league great Petero Civoniceva and union's Chris "Buddha" Handy were the stars of the show at the Swich On race day fundraiser at Ipswich racetrack.

Swich On hosted the day for the White Cloud Foundation and Turn to Me - a joint initiative of the Queensland Rugby League and beyondblue. Mr Civoniceva and Chris "Buddha" Handy were the guest speakers.

Swich On was established by a group of Ipswich businessmen in November 2011 to offer support and mateship in the city.

Its primary objectives are promoting awareness of men's issues and raising money for related causes.

To do that and provide an opportunity for members to enjoy social events, Swich On has organised fundraising activities that have already raised more than $40,000 for various charities.

Swich On vice-president Grant Lowe said support from local businesses had helped the group grow.

It is now planning to build its membership after re-branding with a cleaner, black and white colour scheme and a bowler hat and moustache logo.

To become a member, go to swichon.com.au.



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