Because of the coronavirus crisis, we are not holding a lunch at Hills Lodge this year.

Instead, we invite you to be part of Lizzie’s Calorie Free Lunch 2020, a virtual event at which no calories will be consumed where we CAN still come together to raise vital funds to support Australians living with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex in honour of Elizabeth (Lizzie) Pinkerton.

Please consider making a donation to our Lizzie’s Calorie Free Lunch and help us raise $10,000 to support our goal of improving access to healthcare for ALL Australians living with TSC.

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How your support for Lizzie’s Calorie Free Lunch 2020 will make a difference.

One of TSA’s goals in need of funding is to improve access to healthcare for ALL Australians living with TSC. Children and adults living outside of capital cities – particularly those in regional and remote areas of Australia –  do not always have access to a team of healthcare professionals with current TSC knowledge and experience. TSA wants to improve this to ensure every Australians diagnosed with TSC has access to medical specialists who have all the latest TSC information on best practice management and emerging treatments.

You can help TSC families have better access to all the latest treatments and information by giving a gift today. TSA will address this issue by:

  • Expanding and deepening our relationships within the TSC Professionals Network
  • Ensuring other healthcare professionals such as General Practitioners and Paediatricians have access to our TSC Professionals Network along with relevant information and support to improve care for all Australians living with TSC.
  • Empowering parents to advocate to their health professionals for their child’s specific needs through the development of Digital Information Resources and Forums which will raise awareness of best practice tests and treatments.

By donating what you would have spent during the traditional Lizzie’s Lunch event you can help Australian children and adults diagnosed with TSC have the very best chance of accessing the care and treatment they need. Your gift will be fully tax deductible.

The Coronavirus pandemic will have a major impact on the work of many charities around the world. We need your continued help during these uncertain times to ensure we can continue to help improve the lives of children and families affected by TSC.

Please give generously, if you can.

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About Lizzie and Lizzie’s Lunch

Lizzie Pinkerton was a vibrant young girl with a cheeky sense of humour. She lived with Tuberous Sclerosis (TSC) and associated polycystic kidney disease that ended her life in 2010. Sue Pinkerton (Lizzie’s Mum) and Clare Stuart (Lizzie’s sister) organise Lizzie’s Lunch each year to remember Lizzie and the impact of her life on all those who knew and loved her.

The 6th annual Lizzie’s Lunch was held on Sunday 2 June 2019 at Hills Lodge. It was a fantastic event that was made possible thanks to the extraordinary efforts and dedication of Lizzie’s mum, Sue Pinkerton. But there were many people who came together to make it a special day. Thanks also to our fantastic MC Ron Wilson, parent speakers Natalie and Mark with their gorgeous boy Sammy, and our hard-working volunteers Paul, Tom, Ellie, Sam, Nina and Deb.

And of course, thank you to all the generous guests in the room who raised a record $22,000.

We are grateful to all our generous donors and supporters and hope you will join us again this year.

How can you help next year?

We’d love you to get involved with Lizzie’s Lunch 2021, here are some ideas for how you can help:

  • Ask businesses to donate their products or services as raffle or auction items
  • Do you have frequent flyer points that you could convert to a shopping voucher TSA could use as a prize? You could support us by trading in some of your points and donate vouchers to TSA.
  • Donate bottles of wine for the mystery wine wall
  • Sponsor the event or help introduce us to a Corporate Sponsor
  • Volunteer to help prepare for the event
  • Most importantly, people to attend Lizzie’s Lunch. Come along and enjoy the day.

Email [email protected] to get involved. Or call Kate on 04434 391 430.