Event Date & Time

April 6, 2023
@12.30pm - 4.00pm

Event Location

Marble & Pearl @ The Kingston Hotel
55 Highett St, Richmond VIC 3121

StreetSmart Australia

2023 Charity in the Spotlight

Action against homelessness
StreetSmart believes everyone should have a safe and secure place to call home, and work passionately to raise funds and awareness to bring about change for people experiencing homelessness or at risk.

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SleepSafe Kits Donated


Funds Distributed


SmartMeals Provided

Does your Easter stack up?

The Easter weekend is fast approaching. Please join Rees Group for Excellent Thursday to help support our local community in need with a sumptuous lunch to kick off the long weekend.

Enjoy a beautiful shared meal and a premium wine selection in the beautiful surrounds of Marble & Pearl, Richmonds newest dining room, tucked inside the heart of The Kingston Hotel. With gorgeous and comfortable surroundings, sink into the leather booths and immerse yourself in the great food, great conversation and let the generosity and good vibes flow.

This year Excellent Thursday is proud to be supporting

StreetSmart Australia

StreetSmart believes everyone should have a safe and secure place to call home, and work passionately to raise funds and awareness to bring about change for people experiencing homelessness or at risk.

Through innovative campaigns StreetSmart enable and empower communities to raise vital funds and awareness for smaller grassroots homeless services, in particular the ‘SmartMeals’ and ‘Making a Home’ programs.

Tickets are now available – We look forward to seeing you there!

Special Guest Speaker:
Mr Geoff Hills
CEO of StreetSmart Australia


Learn more about the charity here.


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All donations, $2 or over made, either online prior to event day, or at the event are tax deductible.

  • 100% of your donation made goes towards the chosen charity of the year.
  • Please visit Shout For Good, our chosen fundraising platform, for further details about your donation.


Food & Beverages

Enjoy a delectable banquet style meal which includes a selection of red wine, white wine, sparkling, beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee.

Dress Code

Dress for an extra special start to the long weekend  – whether it be smart casual, business casual, or something a little more.

Getting There / Parking

Limited paid street parking can be found around the surrounding streets.

However we encourage responsible drinking, so Ubers and Taxis are highly recommended.


Tickets & Pricing

Tickets are $165 per person and are available via TryBooking now.  

Don’t miss out!

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Excellent Thursday is about taking a step back from your everyday working life, and starting the Easter long weekend with friends and fellow members in your network as well as a great chance to make new connections!  It’s about bringing people together as a community the day before Good Friday to enjoy a long lunch that once was – by taking advantage of our great foodie culture, all while raising money for a good cause.  Come along for the ride and be surprised by the new charity we choose each year!


A group of coworkers in Melbourne would come together Thursday before Easter and enjoy a long lunch, forming a tradition that was seen as an opportunity to revive some old values whilst giving back to others in the community.


Consuming copious amounts of chocolate is our thing, but we thought it important to celebrate the spirit of Easter together and not only enjoy the chocolate favours but to help others that may not be able to enjoy the holiday period without our help. 


We forget to slow down and take a breath like everyone & that’s what Excellent Thursday is about, Excellent Thursday helps celebrate, acknowledge and inform others of the efforts and fine work that charities, their workers and volunteers do for our community. 


Our aim is to celebrate the little things in life in the spirit of Easter, our purpose and goal is to bring awareness and support to a chosen charity each year. 100% of the funds raised from all our events are donated to the chosen charity.