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BIG BUCKS FROM BUSH BOYS SET FOR DARWIN 30 Jan 2018

One of Australia’s biggest charity lunches - It’s A Bloke Thing (IABT) - is about to cross the border into the Northern Territory.

The boys from the bush on Queensland’s Darling Downs, who started the charity eight years ago and have raised more than six million dollars for education, care and research are excited to be expanding interstate.

Toowoomba Goes BIG for Charity 16 Aug 2017

IN Toowoomba we like to do things big, preferably bigger than anyone else in the nation.

We've got the biggest road project, the Second Range Crossing; we've got the biggest (only) new airport in the nation in the past 40 years - and we've got the biggest fund-raising lunch in the nation.

LOOK WHO DROPPED IN TO LAUNCH IT'S A BLOKE THING LUNCH! 15 Aug 2017

UPDATE: RAY Martin, John Bertrand and Jeff Horn have been revealed as the special guests at today's It's A Bloke Thing charity lunch.

WALK THE TALK: CANCER SURVIVORS ON A LIFESAVING MISSION FOR MEN 11 Jul 2017

Jill and Brian Costello from ManUp! are saving lives.

The Queensland duo, both cancer survivors, will embark on a major four-week prostate cancer roadshow of the Western Downs this week. The first stop, Toowoomba.

CHILDREN URGED TO RUN, RIDE, RACE FOR PROSTATE RESEARCH 14 May 2017

CHILDREN as young as five are being urged to run and ride for research at the second annual Run Ride Race for Research charity event.

SIR GARFIELD LEAVES HIS ALL-ROUND MARK ON WORLD 08 Dec 2016

DEAN Jones tagged him the "$50 million man" but for Sir Garfield Sobers life on the world cricket stage was all about giving for your country.

KARL STEFANOVIC STEALS SHOW AT MILLION-DOLLAR FUNDRAISER 16 Aug 2016

WHEN Australian television's own larrikin Karl Stefanovic is in the room, you know you're in for a good time. Team him up with jazz legend James Morrison and Qantas Airways CEO Alan Joyce and you'll be in fits of laughter.

FIRST SPECIALIST PROSTATE NURSE FOR THE REGION 22 Apr 2016

PROSTATE cancer patients who live in rural South West Queensland will no longer need to travel to Brisbane for specialist care and treatment.

The region’s first ever specialist prostate cancer nurse will start servicing Toowoomba and surrounding towns from May 9 this year.

WHEN LUNCH IS WORTH $1.13M 12 Aug 2015

Our blokes have done it again - raising more than $1 million with one lunch to fight prostate cancer.

Yesterday at Wellcamp Airport the Qantaslink It's A Bloke Thing prostate cancer lunch raised $1.13 million.

They set the bar high last year, raising $1.2 million.

IT'S A SHOE-IN FOR CHARITY 16 Jul 2015

Shoe addicts have the rare opportunity to raise money for cancer while they shop.

It's a Bloke Thing Foundation was given 540 pairs of women's European designer shoes from a boutique in Brisbane that was closing down.

BUSINESSMEN BARE IT TO RAISE CANCER AWARENESS 02 May 2015

Men might not be known for talking about their medical issues, but one group of leading Toowoomba businessmen is determined to change that.

And raise a lot of money in the process.

IT'S A BLOKE THING 2015 LAUNCH 01 May 2015

The 'It’s a Bloke Thing Prostate Cancer luncheon which benefits various men’s health and research programs was launched at the Brisbane West Wellcamp - Airport

ONE LUNCH... $1.2M RAISED 13 Aug 2014

The Toowoomba community is no stranger to digging deep, yet it was still a surprise when the annual Easternwell It's A Bloke Thing Foundation lunch broke records yesterday, raising in excess of $1.2 million.

RAISING FUNDS AND AWARENESS 01 Aug 2014

The annual It's a Bloke Thing Luncheon is preparing to break their own records with a goal to raise more than $500,000.

When John Wagner, the chairman of the 2013 It's A Bloke Thing luncheon, asked all men over the age of 40 to stand up at last year's event, there were more than a few confused looks shared.

IT'S A BLOKE THING CANCER FUNDRAISER TOPS $300,000 27 Aug 2013

ORGANISERS of a prostate cancer fundraising luncheon are ecstatic after the Toowoomba community contributed more than $300,000 to the cause.

It's a Bloke Thing Prostate Cancer Committee chairman Mark Crampton said 360 people filled the Picnic Point Function Centre today to listen to some inspirational guest speakers.

LUNCH RAISES $161,000 FOR CANCER 08 Aug 2012

A Toowoomba charity event has raised $161,000 for prostate cancer research.

The 2012 It's a Bloke Thing Prostate Cancer luncheon held at Picnic Point restaurant raised the money for the Mater Foundation and Toowoomba Hospital.