Maloney’s Long Lunch out to hit community hardship for six

More than twenty-five years in business has taught Peter and Sue Maloney of Maloney’s Real Estate that their strong connection with the local business community is an incredible asset in their commitment to help eradicate hardship in the community.

Their annual long lunch held over the seven years until 2019 (interrupted by COVID in 2020 and 2021) has raised in excess of $400,000 which has been directed to charities to vastly improve the lives of people who need support and don’t enjoy the basics which so many in the community take for granted.

A few years ago, Peter and Sue connected Maloney’s annual long lunch with The Chappell Foundation to deal with disadvantage and homelessness being felt by at-risk young people.   In turn, this wonderful partnership has led to incredible support for Canberra based charity, Raw Potential Canberra.

This year’s reconstituted Maloney’s Long Lunch, in conjunction with The Chappell Foundation, will be held at the Hellenic Club in Woden on Friday, 18 November 2022.   The event which has a very strong cricket theme will include two of Australia’s greatest fast bowlers and one of the best opening bowling partnerships ever seen, in D. K. Lillee and Jeff Thomson as a guest speakers.   And the word is neither has lost their flair or pace.

Peter and Sue have lofty goals for this year’s lunch after a COVID enforced hiatus of a couple of years.  They have great faith in the supporters of their Long Lunch to get right behind the community at a time when hardship is greater than ever.

Peter and Sue’s last Long Lunch resulted in The Chappell Foundation providing $75,000 to Raw Potential Canberra which generously leveraged a further $25,000 contribution to Raw Potential Canberra via the Hands Across Canberra annual appeal.

Raw Potential Canberra chairman, John Miller, has congratulated Maloney’s Real Estate on the occasion of their 25 years in business which was celebrated last year (when it was not possible to hold the event) and thanked principal’s Peter and Sue Maloney for their generosity and initiative in creating a partnership with The Chappell Foundation which has an incredible record of support for young at-risk people across Australia.

“We are extremely fortunate to be involved with the Maloney’s Long Lunch and The Chappell Foundation.  Both of these successful organizations recognize the importance of giving back to this community and particularly targeting those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.   Whilst the day does provide some wonderful networking opportunities for the local business community, the messaging on the day, as well as the response by supporters, is all about helping those so desperately in need,” said Mr. Miller.

“It has been a very difficult period for charities supporting those in need and for us to have this opportunity to again work with Peter and Sue and The Chappell Foundation to support Canberra’s at-risk young people, we are extremely grateful,” concluded Mr. Miller.

Left to right: Tim Gilbert (Sky News), Peter Maloney, Greg Chappell and Sue Maloney at the 2019 Maloney’s Long Lunch.