The Star Wars Neon Run are proud to present Magpie Nest as our official charity partner. Magpie Nest help the most vulnerable people in our community – people without a safe and secure place to live.
Magpie Nest currently operate 45 houses around Melbourne and offer accommodation and employment training to those most in need. The Magpie Nest @ Hamodava Café serves 3,000 free meals each week and is open overnight as a safe haven for the homeless.
Please help us support this fantastic cause by starting a fundraising page and sharing it with your support crew as you take on the Star Wars Neon Run! Starting a page is supper easy, simply click the button above and follow the prompts.
What’s in it for you?
Apart from supporting this amazing cause, we are delighted to offer a number of fantastic prizes and incentives to motivate your fundraising efforts, courtesy of the Collingwood Football Club.
Simply Raise $50
2 tickets to a Collingwood AFL or Netball match!
All you have to do is sign-up to fundraise in the Star Wars Neon Run and raise $50 for Magpie Nest before event day and you will receive 2 tickets to a Collingwood AFL or Netball match! It’s as easy as that!
The top fundraiser for Star Wars Neon Run 2019 will receive a team signed Collingwood FC guernsey and two tickets to the Collingwood President’s Dinner! How good is that! Start your fundraising today.
There is no reason for anyone in Melbourne to be homeless. It is unacceptable.
I believe that homelessness is preventable and that by working together we can all play a major role in reducing the incidence of homelessness in our society.
It is inevitable that some people will fall through the cracks, but it is shameful that we cannot provide them with a safe landing.
Magpie Nest provides genuine care and support – and a pathway out of homelessness. It provides a range of services and most importantly it provides respect for the most isolated and vulnerable people in our society.
There are other great programs and truly amazing people helping the homeless. The State Government is funding a range of innovative programs. Everyone agrees on one thing. More must be done.
I hope that you will get behind the Star Wars Neon Run and start a fundraising page as part of your registration as it will make a difference to the lives of so many people.
Thank you to the event owner and promoter, Fairfax Events & Entertainment and to all of our support sponsors.
Eddie McGuire AM