Suncorp Stadium General Manager Alan Graham (left), Communify Chair Carolyn Mason and O’Brien Group Australia Executive Chef, Bevan Campbell work in the stadium’s kitchen to finalize the menu for the Christmas Day lunch.

AEG Ogden’s Suncorp Stadium to Host Christmas Lunch for Homeless and Brisbane Community

AEG Ogden’s Suncorp Stadium in Queensland is joining in the festive spirit this year by hosting lunch on Christmas Day in conjunction with Communify, a local Queensland organization helping deliver a diverse range of services in the community, and a number of corporate partners, to feed more than 100 disadvantaged, homeless and those living without relatives or living in emergency accommodation. The event will take place in Suncorp Stadium’s Paddington Room. 

“There’s nothing more traditional than the Christmas lunch but unfortunately many in our society do not have the opportunity to enjoy a good meal on Christmas Day. We want to play a small part in helping turn that around this year and hopefully in years to come,” said Suncorp Stadium General Manager Alan Graham.

Corporate partners will include Michael O’Brien, the Managing Director of O’Brien Group Australia (the Stadium caterer) whose chefs will prepare the food in advance using top quality ingredients, the Brisbane Airport Hotel which will also provide food, Spencer Grammer from Hallmark Trailers, The Douglas Family, 13 Cabs which will provide taxi vouchers for attendees to use during the year, the Valley Chamber of Commerce through the provision of coffee vouchers, Queensland Rail, Coca-Cola and Aquis Farms.  

Communify will organize shuttle services with a number of volunteers to collect people for the lunch and return them following the event. Communify has asked for those going to be alone at Christmas and would like to attend or can be available as a volunteer to drive on the day to call on 35102700.

“I’ve been amazed by the support we have received. Everyone we have spoken to has offered to help either as volunteers or in supplying goods,” said Graham. “Next year, we plan to make it bigger and better!” 

Apart from making Christmas Day one to remember for those coming to lunch, the donations made by the Stadium’s corporate partners will allow Communify to provide additional services throughout the year.