CHARITY

BRISBANE LIONS, Mitch Robinson & Harris Andrews

BRISBANE LIONS, Mitch Robinson & Harris Andrews

Well this is my last post for 2015, so it’s written in the spirit of Christmas! Thank you to everyone who has read my stories over the last couple of months. Don’t forget, you can sign up to be notified when I kick off again in the New Year by entering your email in the box on the right hand side of this page. This week, Lunch with Liz caught up with two very different Brisbane Lions players; Mitch a leader by nature, ex-Melbourne, confident, clearly a larrikin, fiancé, proud father of one with another on the way. Harris, a Brisbane boy, more softly but clearly spoken, fresh out of attending his school formal, with the world at his feet (all 6 ‘6 of them). We all caught up at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, to lend a hand with their charity gift-wrapping. All proceeds go to the Wesley Medical Research Unit, funding childrens care. Have your presents wrapped, for a Gold Coin donation, from 10am till 8pm all this week at Indooroopilly. Here’s a read for those that love a little festive season inspiration, sport and good food. Join us at The Pig ‘N’ Whistle Dining Room, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.

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EMMA BETTS, Living with stage 4 Melanoma

EMMA BETTS, Living with stage 4 Melanoma

When I met Emma at our photo-shoot, fair skinned, blue-eyed with stunning red hair, I thought ‘well here’s the perfect contrast to me, it’s easy to see why Melanoma Institute Australia paired us together for this campaign’. I spoke to camera first, about my connection to melanoma; A lifetime of fun in the sun as a competitive surfer through my teenage years and the moles that I have had cut out in return of my love for an outdoors lifestyle (all moles returned benign, but I continue to get regular skin checks all the same). Emma spoke next and everything became a bit of a blur after she opened with ‘I have terminal melanoma’. First was disbelief, ‘but you look so healthy and happy… and we’ve just been laughing together all morning, making jokes about our husbands and the awkwardness of posing for photos’. As Emma’s words flowed, I was reminded exactly why I started Lunch with Liz. To have that avenue to share the stories of ‘people of interest’! Emma’s successful blog, Dear melanoma, is an authentic glimpse into the roller coaster that is life with Stage 4 melanoma – the highs, the lows and the in-between. Lunch with Liz caught up with Emma at Darling & Co, Paddington’s newest venue, to share more of what is possibly one of the greatest love stories I’ve heard.
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