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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)

All tickets have been SOLD for the 2018 Western Chances Good Business Forum. If you would like to put your name on the waiting list please follow the book now link or contact. Please contact Fizz Dakin (Operations Manager) to find out more on  8345 7812.

We welcome you to join us at this year’s Western Chances Good Business Forum. This special event is an opportunity to engage with a broad range of people including business, government and community leaders to help raise funds for Western Chances

Our recipient speaker will tell you how Western Chances is helping young people in Melbourne’s west create brighter futures.

Last year’s event was very popular and we recommend getting in early to book your tickets.

Keynote Speaker: Leah Purcell

When: Friday 15 June, 2018, 12.00-2.30pm
Where: Zinc, Federation Square
Details: $230 per person or $2300* per table of 10*
RSVP: Places are strictly limited so please book your tickets by final RSVP date Wednesday 6 June
*All prices inclusive of GST

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"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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