The Moonee Valley Racing Club has a proud and strong history in bringing people together – be that for a race meeting, a celebration, or a good cause. Through our work in the community, the Club proudly supports charities and local groups who in turn provide valuable services to those in need.
We are motivated by a desire to bring maximum value across a variety of projects with organisations that align with our core values. We continuously strive to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of residents within the community, and we empower our staff to get involved wherever they can through workplace giving and volunteering.
While the pandemic has given rise to a lot of challenges, we want to thank all partners, staff and everyone connected for their valuable contribution in helping us support these wonderful organisations. Below are just some of the highlights.
The Valley is set to host the communities' fur-babies on Sunday, 29th May 2022 with Barks Of The Course. A unique opportunity for familes and friends to come together and experience the racecourse with their pets for the first time.
The dog walk is open to all abilities, with two walking surfaces available. Registration is free upon a gold coin donation to HeartKids.
Presented to you by Moonee Valley Park in partnership with Moonee Valley Racing Club, Hostplus and Hamton.
Movie Screening of SING
On Saturday 26th March 2022 Moonee Valley Park hosted the Beanbag Cinema community event, screening SING by Illumination Studios (G Rated). The event offered a selection of ticket options to suit all family and group sizes – starting from the Picnic Pass at $10 - offering the best viewing from the Moonee Valley. Members of the community enjoyed free family entertainment such as face painting, a balloon artist, arts and crafts stations, sports games from Kelly Sports and a live DJ from 5:00 pm.
The venue offered delicious gourmet food, snacks and movie treats available to purchase from the Food Collective outlets. Also incuded were a fully licensed bar for the adults and a free box of popcorn for all ticket holders will.
We were delighted to partner with Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria and Tasmania in raising much needed funds to enhance the quality of life for families with sick children by providing a home-away-from-home that is welcoming, caring and supportive.
$26,500 was raised through direct donation and the sale of the Ladbrokes Cox Plate 100 charity pins. Even though Ladbrokes Cox Plate is over, it's never to late to give.
The new 5,000sqm civic park is delivered. Tote Park is one of the cornerstones of the vision for Moonee Valley Park, a new neighbourhood set within a grand botanical garden. Tote Park offers 67 new mature trees, 315 shrubs and around 4,000 groundcover plants. Tote Park, designed by Tract Landscape Architects, features open grassy lawns with serpentine gardens, nature-inspired playground for families and stunning flower beds where visitors can relax in the sun or the shade, unwind and get active.
Winx takes pride of place as one of the Tote Park centrepieces. Acclaimed Melbourne sculptor Louis Laumen has immortalised many Australian sporting greats and was the most appropriate person to commemorate Winx in bronze.
The Moonee Valley Racing Club has a strong history in bringing people together, be it for a race meeting, celebration, or a good cause. Through MVRC’s work in the Community, the Club proudly supports charities and local groups.
Through the sale of our annual Cox Plate Charity Pins the MVRC has donated over $100,000 over our four year partnership.
Behind The Barriers is a Mental Health and Wellbeing Foundation providing free immediate and confidential support.
The MVRC is pleased to continue to partner with this important cause through the annual NJT T20 Cricket Match.
The ninth annual E.J. Whitten Foundation Race Night raised much needed funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer.
Living Legends provides a lifelong home to past champions of the turf and the MVRC is proud to continue to donate to this important cause.
The MVRC was proud to partner with the Walk for Phil Charity in 2018, with a team of walkers for Pinchapoo and Very Special Kids.