Both functions were successful, with the Reef Hotel Casino function raising about $4000 and the famous horse race on the beach at Palm Cove generating more than 17,000.
This is the 13th year at Nunu Restaurant has support the Foundation through this event, and brings the restaurant's contribution to more than $100,000.
The fact the restaurant hosts possibly the only Melbourne Cup horse race on the beach in Australia, generated massive publicity, including national coverage courtesy of Sky News, this year.
Nunu Restaurant hosted 190 fun-lovers for their "diamonds and pearls" themed four-course tasting menu, fashions on the field, live horse race, sweeps, auctions and prizes.
At the Reef Hotel Casino function, prizes were awarded for best dressed male and female and the event was hosted by Dave and Inkie from Star 102.7FM.
Attendees received a glass of Mumm champagne on arrival, seafood buffet, door prizes and Foundation sweeps.
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