BEFORE it’s handed out on the first Tuesday in November, Mortlake residents have a chance to get up close and personal with the Melbourne Cup.
The cup will be in town next week — one of the final stopovers on its three-month tour of Australia and New Zealand. It will arrive in Mortlake on October 18 and visit St Colman’s Primary School and Abbeyfield House aged- care facility before a community fund-raising event that night.
It will also make an appearance at the Mortlake College fete on Saturday, October 19.
The Friday night fund-raising event has a dress to impress theme and those attending will be able to have their photo taken with the cup and enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres.
Tickets are $25 and can be brought at the Mortlake Newsagency, Spruce Hairdressing or the Mortlake Post Office.
All proceeds will go to Abbeyfield House.