More than a decade-old giving tradition, briefly interrupted by coronavirus, is returning bigger and better in 2021 with food trucks and live music under the stars at 4:30pm on Friday 26 March for Brisbane’s Big City Barbecue.
The Big City Barbecue will once again bring the community together for a taste of goodwill in King George Square, raising critical funds for Brisbane’s most vulnerable residents following a year of increased demand yet reduced revenue for Brisbane’s charities.
Before the coronavirus pandemic cancelled the 2020 event, Brisbane’s Big City Barbecue had raised $850,000, with thousands more expected to be raised at this year’s event benefitting the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust, Foodbank and Drug Arm Australasia.
Many Brisbane charities are still recovering from the pandemic following a year that forced them to revaluate their ability to fundraise and keep lights and doors open for those in need.
This year’s exciting new evening format will give CBD workers an opportunity to let their hair down after work while supporting three great causes.
For hunger relief charity Foodbank, a share of these funds will provide food to those on the frontline who are feeding vulnerable Brisbane residents, while DrugArm Australasia will be able to continue supporting people, families and communities impacted by alcohol and other drugs to live better, more positive lives.
For the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust, the Big City Barbecue is about helping hundreds of small, grassroots charities that support the city’s most vulnerable residents, including critically ill children and their families, people experiencing homelessness, families escaping domestic violence and people living with a disability in need of accessible housing.
You can share in a taste of goodwill at Brisbane’s Big City Barbecue from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at King George Square on Friday March 26. Follow the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn for updates.
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