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Finn’s Melbourne Cup Charity Lunch — Raises Funds For Solemen

Party enthusiasts are already racing in to secure their table at the island’s hottest Melbourne Cup event and with just under two months to go until those fine fillies bolt from the barriers, tickets are already 50% sold!

Finns will once again host Bali’s biggest and best lawn party but this year the event moves to an exciting new venue, their VIP Beach Club – a fitting location to hold such an elegant soiree, where fashion and finery is the order of the day. Judging by the large number of tickets sold already, this year’s new home for Bali Melbourne Cup celebrations certainly seems to be a people pleaser! As well as the promise of a cracking good party for every guest, Finns annual Melbourne Cup function also serves as a major fundraiser for the highly regarded and hard working local humanitarian group, Solemen Indonesia. A much needed helping hand to the less fortunate for nearly eight years now, Solemen was formed in October 2010 to raise awareness and provide funds to support accredited agencies and projects for the disadvantaged in Bali. Their tireless efforts during this time have served to provide medical assistance, housing, education, food, clothing, transport and support to those who desperately need it as well as raising public awareness to the plight of those who might otherwise continue to suffer in silence. Monies raised from auctions, sweepstakes and raffle ticket sales on Cup Day at Finns all go directly to Solemen Indonesia, making it one of the largest fundraisers of the year for this not-for-profit organisation. Proceeds from Melbourne Cup 2016 alone raised Rp 290 million with a further Rp 300 million in 2017 and the goal for this year is to up the ante even more! Fundraising for an amount the likes of this does not occur without incredible generosity and donations from the local business community by way of amazing vouchers for accommodation, experiences, travel and exquisite prizes all up for grabs on Tuesday, November 6. Major event sponsors, Chandon, Heineken, Jose Cuervo and Evian have also contributed to ensure the continued success of this year’s event as well as guaranteeing adequate ‘hydration’ for party goers!

Finns Cup Day parties are unrivalled as far as Melbourne Cup celebrations go on the island and every year guests are treated to international entertainment, fine food, wine, bubbles and fashions on the field followed by an evening of music and dancing. The race itself is telecast from 12 noon but what follows on from this is always fabulous fun. Consummate entertainer and talented performer Jason Singh will take to the stage in the afternoon and Finns DJs are ready to rock the crowd on into the evening. More than just an event appealing to island residents, Melbourne Cup Day parties at Finns attract international guests on an annual basis with many returning each year, opting to celebrate this iconic Australian horse race abroad, here in Bali! If you and your group of Aussie pals are currently contemplating your options for cup day ’18, why not celebrate in Bali and add on a well earned holiday! Travelonline are offering full holiday packages from Australia and you can find out all of the details here:

https://www.travelonline.com/promos/finns-bali-melbourne-cup

With November 6 merely weeks away, now is the time to start getting race day ready. If you haven’t made any Melbourne Cup Day commitments yet, book now and be sure you get your hands on the island’s hottest ticket to the spring Racing Carnival. Ticket prices start from Rp 1.8 million (price per Finns member at table of ten) and include three hours of free flow, canapes, sit down luncheon and live entertainment.

For bookings go to: https://www.finnsbeachclub.com/vip/melbourne-cup/

Bali Pocket Magazine