Putting the FUN in Fundraising

Putting the FUN in Fundraising

Riverdeck Cafe is perfect for enjoying this great event.

The Labour Day long weekend (March 12-14th) brings the most amazing event to beautiful Bright.

Founded in 2013 the Brighter Days Festival is a weekend on Music, Motorbikes, Cars and fun all designed to raise funds for two children’s charities:

Riverdeck cafe a great destination
Riverdeck cafe overlooking the sound shell

1. The Cooper Trewin Memorial SUDC Research Fund

At the age of 16 months Cooper Trewin tragically passed away during his sleep for no apparent reason. In his memory a research fund was established to find the cause of this disease. Combined efforts have resulted in an International SUDC research project between the Boston Children’s Hospital and the Florey Institute in Melbourne. Find out more at www.sudc.com.au

2. Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)

EB is a rare skin disease where the sufferers are missing the ‘glue’ that holds the skin to the rest of the body, making the skin as fragile as a butterfly wing. The only treatment is daily wound care, bandaging and managing the daily blistering and bathing of the wounds.

More information can be found at www.debra.org.au

What’s Happening

Activities for the Brighter Days Festival start Friday 11th March with the Cottonball Run from Whittlesea to Bright.

The fun starts Saturday morning in Bright with the Make It /Bake it/Grow it Market just below the Riverdeck Café in Howitt Park.

Check out the Custom bikes at Harley Central in Howitt Park throughout the weekend.

Entertainment kicks off in the Sound shell around 10am and continues all-day and late into the evening when headliners Ross Wilson &Daryl Braithwaite perform.

The Riverdeck Cafe in Bright is open for breakky and lunch with the kitchen serving a special Brighter Days dinner menu from 5 – 8pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Our deck, right above Howitt Park, is the perfect place for a meal, coffee or a cold drink. Enjoy all the entertainment all weekend. We are fully licensed with a great range of regional wines by the glass too.

Sunday- Why not start the day with a fabulous breakfast at the Riverdeck café in preparation for the day’s activities. The entertainment starts at the sound shell with some great country music from12pm. Rock your afternoon and evening away with the Screamin’ Eagles and get your Mamma Mia on with Bjorn Again.

The Riverdeck café will be a great place to eat, drink and enjoy all the entertainment throughout the festival.

For the full low-down on the Brighter Days festival visit the website


Reserve your table at the Riverdeck for Saturday and Sunday night by ringing 57552199 or email us info@theriverdeck.com.au

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