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Western Chances believes in the power of education to transform lives and with your support, we can help more young people overcome barriers to success.

Western Chances Good Business Forum: 15 June 2018 (SOLD OUT)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Western Chances Good Business Forum luncheon on Friday 15 June. We hope you enjoy hearing from our keynote speaker, actress Leah Purcell along with our Western Chances scholarship recipient speaker, at what will be a fun and informative event,

When: Friday 15 June, 2018, 12.00-2.30pm
Where: Zinc, Federation Square
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Raffle and Silent Auction Fundraiser

There will be an opportunity to bid on some excellent prizes in our silent auction and to purchase raffle tickets. All funds raised will go towards supporting the important work of Western Chances in helping young people overcome barriers to achieve their dreams.
Good Business Forum donations in kind and pro bono supporters.

Thank you to the many individuals and organisations who have donated goods and services:
Gabi and Simon Gray / Stupid Old Studios / Paul Sullivan - MV Melburnian / Gaye & Roy Hamilton / Ron, Elva and Emily Laughton - Jasper Hill Vineyard / Melbourne Theatre Company / Bress / Chadstone - The Fashion Capital / Mitty Williams / Michael Smith / Printing Intelligence / John and Anne MacKinnon / Rosa Mitchell / Quest Apartments Maribyrnong / Ruestone Estate / Tara Bell / Willett Marketing


Major Event Sponsor and Major Corporate Partner

Thank you to Melbourne Airport for sponsoring the 2018 Good Business Forum and for the long-term support of Western Chances.


"How the West was One" supporting Western Chances

‘How the West was One’, memoirs of Melbourne’s Western suburbs, was launched by Terry Bracks on Sunday 12 November at the Yarraville Club, with over 300 people in attendance, including many of the writers. Thanks to MC John Harms, book editors Sue O’Brien and Karyn Howie, plus all the contributors for supporting Western Chances via sales of the book.

The book's editors Karyn Howie and Sue O’Brien are childhood friends who grew up in the West and were inspired to create the book after deciding to write their own stories and meeting fellow Westies who were also excited to write about their childhood exploits. The collection of memoirs includes thirty-nine personal stories of growing up in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

All the profits from the book go to Western Chances, which supports talented and motivated young people in the western suburbs of Melbourne facing barriers to fulfilling their potential by providing them with scholarships, opportunities and on-going support.

To find out more and order your copy of the book visit

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