Two Decades of Making a Difference: Breakfast Club Redcliffe Turns 20

This year marks a major milestone for The Breakfast Club Redcliffe as the charity organisation celebrates its 20th anniversary of providing meals and support to disadvantaged individuals and families on the Redcliffe Peninsula.

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It all started on Christmas Day 2003 when co-founders Ros Thomsen and Daryl Passmore wanted to help fill gaps in community services by providing a free Christmas lunch. Seeing the tremendous need, they decided to expand into a daily breakfast service for those doing it tough.

Over the past two decades, The Breakfast Club has served over 1,000 free meals per month out of various locations including the Redcliffe Neighbourhood Centre, QCWA Hall, and Pensioners Hall. 

Photo credit: The Breakfast Club Redcliffe Inc/Facebook 

Their work has grown from just breakfast to also providing emergency food parcels, an outreach van delivering food packs, and other assistance.

To celebrate the 20-year mark, a gala event will be held on February 10 at The Komo’s Waterview Room, featuring entertainment by Australian Idol finalist Levi X and guest speakers. 

Photo credit: The Breakfast Club Redcliffe Inc/Facebook  

The event will honour all who have contributed to The Breakfast Club’s mission. A larger community celebration is also planned later this year when their new building opens.

The backbone of this organisation is its dedicated volunteers who give their time to shop, cook, serve, and provide friendly conversation to guests in need. Some are homeless, others struggling on low or fixed incomes, but all are welcomed. 

Photo credit: The Breakfast Club Redcliffe Inc/Facebook 

For years, The Breakfast Club Redcliffe has done just that – feeding bodies and nourishing souls. Their work exemplifies the spirit of community caring.

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The Breakfast Club Redcliffe’s story is one of compassion in action. Their humble beginnings serving Christmas lunch to fill a need has grown into an indispensable community institution. For two decades, through generosity of donors and volunteers, they have provided food, comfort, and care to the most vulnerable.  

Published 6-February-2024 

Redcliffe Rocks Everyone World’s for the Benefit of the Homeless

The Angry Anderson Band, along with 20 rock bands, rocked everyone’s world when they performed at Rockin’4 The Homeless 4.0 in Redcliffe. The concert was held at the Dolphins League Club on Saturday, the 6th of May.


Free full meal for the homeless of Redcliffe

The Breakfast Club logo says it all
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Dan Nebe organises this annual rock concert raise funds for homeless people in Redcliffe. This year, proceeds will be turned over to The Breakfast Club, a non-profit organisation run by a group of volunteers to provide free meal to the homeless people in the community.

The Breakfast Club schedules free breakfast three days each week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. at the CWA Hall, 189 Redcliffe Pde. There are also evening meals for the homeless and people-in-need every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.

Since 2003, The Breakfast Club has been funded mainly by donations from local businesses, churches, and fundraising events such as this year’s Rockin’ 4 The Homeless 4.0 Concert.


A successful concert and a lucky winner

This means a lot to the homeless people of Redcliffe
(Photo credit: Rockin’ 4 The Homeless/Facebook)

The successful event raised a total of $53,227 to help The Breakfast Club provide free full meals to Redcliffe community.

A truly lucky woman to drive a Harley-Davidson
(Photo credit: Rockin’ 4 The Homeless/Facebook)

Aside from the concert, sponsored prizes and gifts were raffled off, such as the Harley-Davidson bike from the Morgan and Wacker, the first dealer of Harley-Davidson. Sherree Bell from Margate, who just purchased her $350 raffle book on concert night, went home as the proud owner of the big bike. A total fund of $27,290 was raised during the raffle alone.

Lucky band, too, to win a recording package
(Photo credit: Rockin’ 4 The Homeless/Facebook)

If the raffle winners were lucky, so was the “Sling” band. This young band won a recording package worth $600 from the Classic Rock Central and Rockin’ 4 the Homeless.

After the success of this year’s concert, organiser Dan Nebe expressed excitement in rocking everybody’s world and doing it all over again next year.