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.

Yesterday's It's a Bloke Thing lunch raised $1.54 million

That was a record effort again.

That money has taken the total raised for prostate cancer to a massive$5.84 million.

We do things in a big way up here in Toowoomba.

Even the surprise guests were big hitters - none other than world champion boxer Jeff Horn as well as Ray Martin and John Bertrand.

Bigger is not always better but when you are talking about raising cash to fight prostate cancer - the bigger the better.

And that is mostly because we have big hearts and our corporate culture is quick to open its wallet for great causes.

This lunch was the biggest ticket in town. Hundreds were on the stand-by list.

There is little doubt it will be even bigger next year.

But the biggest winners are those people whose lives have been saved by the vital research that this fund-raiser makes possible.