St John’s Cathedral has played host to its annual Loaves and Fishes charity lunch. Six hundred guests sat down to dine, raising money for disadvantaged children.

Liam MacGillivray reports.


The feast took place under the soaring ceilings of St John’s Cathedral, a unique dining experience for the most generous members of Brisbane’s business community.

More than 600 fillets of fish and over 200 kilograms of chips plated up for hungry guests who in exchange dug deep for a great cause.

Bree Hoek, Hutchinson Builders: “I think it’s wonderful that the Anglican Church facilitates, you know awarding of a charity a different one every year.”

Reverend Canon Richard Tutin: “It brings a lot of people together to enjoy a meal to learn about a particular charity, act or organisation that’s doing good in the community.”

Guest speakers, former Wallaby Tim Horan and Chief Justice of Australia Susan Kiefel are both well known for their social justice ventures.

With $30,000 already raised from ticket sales donations big or small are gratefully received.

Today’s lunch will help raise money for Aunties and Uncles Queensland, a charity which has helped over 600 disadvantaged children get a better start to life.

Suzanne Ross, Aunties and Uncles Board Member: “I want Aunties and Uncles to be around for a really long time, so these sorts of events are really great in ensuring our long term sustainability and being able to help those children who really need our program.”

It’s a long lunch that goes an even longer way to helping those in need.

Liam MacGillivray, QUT News.