Friday, 11th August saw more than 400 esteemed attendees gather at the Regent Theatre’s sumptuous Plaza Ballroom for 3AW’s 16th Annual Lunchtime Rumours Feast, supporting Kids First Australia.

A day of delectable food, hand-picked wines, lively entertainment and prizes a-plenty was had by all, with all funds raised supporting Kids First Australia.

The packed Plaza Ballroom inside the Regent Theatre, kindly offered for this event by the Marriner Group.

Highlights of this sellout event included Jacqui Felgate’s engaging MC stylings, commentary and discussion from 3AW legends Ross Stevenson and Russell Howcroft, serenades from Australian legends Vika and Linda Bull, stories and laugher thanks to the inimitable Glenn Robbins, and the hilarious action-packed antics of Jellis Craig's auctioneer crew.


The enigmatic Jacqui Felgate welcoming attendees
Storytelling and smiles with the 3AW breakfast crew
Vika and Linda Bull serenading attendees
Stories and laugher thanks to the inimitable Glenn Robbins
Live auction wins included a holiday, catered cocktail party, and signed AFL guernsey

But arguably the highlight of the evening was observing touching responses to our short film sharing the story of Shamsa, whose life was changed thanks to the work of Kids First’s Family Services team. 

Shamsa's Story

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Towards the end of the event, our president Sandy Forbes had the honour of announcing to the crowd, that thanks to their generosity, we raised a staggering $243,000. These funds will support vulnerable children, young people and families across Australia through our Family Services.

Kids First President Sandy Forbes announcing funds raised

We wish to extend our gratitude to our sponsors for your generous, ongoing support of the 3AW Lunchtime Rumours Feast. Without you, this even would not be possible.

Major Sponsors

3AW Melbourne

Stephen Beers - Station Manager

Marriner Group

De Bortoli Wines

Elaine & David Marriner and Family

Bertocchi Smallgoods Pty Ltd



Jacqui Felgate


Ross Stevenson

Russel Howcroft

Jon Anderson

John Silvester

Peter Ford

Mark Davidson

Glenn Robbins

Damian Tardio

Emilia Fuller

Sophie Klemens

Sponsors & Donors

Andrew Westacott

Armadale Dance Studio

Australian Football League

Australian Grand Prix Corporation

Calendar Cheese Company


Craig Howard – Mercedes-Benz Berwick

Craig Jackett – Emit Capital

Cricket Australia


David Ricardo

Essendon Football Club – Adrian Crawford

Finegan Family

Gerry and Val Ryan

Iolanda and Bill Gibbins – Jericho Cup

Jellis Craig – Steven Abbott, Campbell Ward, Ross Stryker, Mark Josem and Caroline Winneke 

Jesse Davidson - Centonove

Jim Davidson – Photography Studies College

Katie Murphy

Koko Black

Lachie Pitman

Leonie McNicol 

Mark Allen


Mercedes-Benz Berwick

Meyer Cookware Australia Pty Ltd


Phil Thompson 

Poly Design

Stephanie Francois

Racing Victoria


Rocky Point Aquaculture

Rydges Melbourne


Staff – Marriner Group - Karen Groch, Michael Taylor & Jenny Huang and team

The Prince Hotel

Tony Smith – Kieser Australia

Vince Gurciullo – De Bortoli Wines


The Westin Melbourne

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