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Rhapsody for Cancer 2022

Saturday 18th June 2022 - Tiller Farm, Yallingup

Rhapsody for Cancer and The Pirate Ship Foundation invite you to be part of a special fundraising and awareness event, to advance discovery in childhood brain cancer research.

Rhapsody for Cancer is a group of South West businesses, led by Brash Road Vineyard and Tiller Dining, who together with Lux Events, have combined to initiate this exclusive event to be held at the beautiful Tiller Farm venue in Yallingup.

Rhapsody for Cancer is an exclusive dinner and dance, that will provide a culinary experience to remember, for 120 very lucky people, who will be asked to dig deep on the night to support a very special cause! This incredible event will showcase the best the South West has to offer, with the menu and wine selected from our best; an exciting ‘special performance’ from the Philharmonic SW Orchestra, a stunning light feature created specifically for Rhapsody for Cancer from LuxEvents, and a night of entertainment from Mr & Mrs Smith (our SW French Jazz duo who have a repertoire of music and song to kick up your heels to).

Service and product providers have donated every component of the evening, therefore 100% of the funds raised, will go directly to childhood brain cancer research! This is truly remarkable!

Our aim is to make Rhapsody for Cancer the marquee fundraising event for the South West community, for years to come.

This evening is guaranteed to entertain you while raising money for much needed research.

What to expect

The Rhapsody for Cancer dining experience at Tiller Dining will be one to remember. A menu crafted especially by George and his team at Tiller. And a wonderful wine experience to match.

Wines have been donated from two of Yallingup Hills finest wineries – Forester Estate and Brash Road Vineyard. Situated in the northern end of the Margaret River wine region, the owners of both have a passion to produce wines that reflect the fruit grown in this area. Neither of these wineries have a cellar door, which makes this an amazing opportunity to taste the wines they will showcase tonight.

The king and queen of Margaret River wines – cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay – will be poured during dinner and matched to the wonderful menu from Tiller Dining. We will be aiming to present wines from each of these wonderful wineries in identical vintages so your taste sensations can enjoy a comparison of two well-aged and outstanding wines at each bracket.

Wines at dinner will be poured by a team of table-specific sommelier’s who will be there to ensure you always have a fresh drink and to provide all the information you need on the special wines available on the night. The sommeliers are all practising Margaret River winemakers keen to pass on their knowledge and experience.

Come party time we will introduce some surprises from both wineries to further add to your experience.

The food will be a culinary delight with wines to match and equally entertain your palates.


The concept of Rhapsody for Cancer was developed by Anne Preston Carter, owner of Brash Road Vineyard, who in the past 12 months has watched helplessly as her seven-year-old grandson Kade has gone through the heart-wrenching journey of being diagnosed with a rare and complicated brain cancer – one of 12 children in the world.

Rhapsody for Cancer is her way of being able to say thank you to the researchers and their extraordinary team; and to the doctors and nurses at Perth Children’s Hospital who continue to look after Kade, and his family.

Anne has been embraced by every individual and company she has approached to create what will be an amazing event. Her goal is to raise in excess of $200,000!

We invite you to get involved in this exciting initiative, to help fund the amazing team who strive for a cure for this dreadful childhood disease.



We would delight in showcasing your brand at this truly unique, exclusive event in the beautiful South West.

With only 12 tables available, this event is sure to sell out fast. We are inviting businesses to sponsor a table of 10 from $7,500 (we would love for businesses to offer as much as they can for their table – any amount over $7,500 will be a donation and a tax deductable receipt issued).

To secure a table at this extremely limited event, contact Anne Carter on 0427 042 767 or rhapsody@pirateshipfoundation.com.au

Your brand will be recognised throughout our campaign and during the evening. We are however interested in tailoring sponsorship benefits with each business individually, so please reach out to discuss this further.

This is our inaugural event under the Rhapsody for Cancer umbrella; and we plan to hold this on an annual basis, in the South West. If you would like to discuss longer term sponsorship and engagement with this event, please do not hesitate to let us know. We are so proud of what we have already achieved and something the South West community will be proud of!


A limited number of individual tickets are available at $500 per ticket.
To secure your table or individual ticket at this extremely limited event, please contact:
Anne Carter
0427 042 767


Rhapsody for Cancer is grateful to the amazing founding partners of this event, all of whom jumped at the chance to donate their product and services for this worthy cause. This is genuinely a collaborative partnership of these amazing South West organisations.

Brash Road Vineyard

Welcome to Brash Road Vineyard – Margaret River’s best kept secret.

Known for many years within the industry as a grower of premium fruit, Brash Road Vineyard also makes small parcels of single vineyard wine that have found praise from wine critics Australia-wide, as well as achieving stunning results on the wine show circuit.

Situated high on the Naturaliste Ridge, our vineyard is surrounded by a towering jarrah/marri forest in grapevine heaven. Growing fruit that ends up in Margaret River’s finest labels, we especially nurture 10 percent of our grapes, which are handcrafted by Bruce Dukes to make a range of exceptional single vineyard wines. Our Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc and more recently our new addition, the 2019 Syrah, have all received high acclaim and are quickly sold out after release.

Available direct from the vineyard or from select retail outlets Brash Road Vineyard wines are stunning samples of what makes Margaret River one of the finest wine growing regions in the world. Our story is in the glass.

Tiller Dining

George and Kayleigh Cooper  / Tiller Dining / have from the very beginning of Anne’s concept given 100% support and enthusiasm behind Rhapsody for Cancer. We cannot thank them enough for saying ‘yes’.  An idea has been turned into reality with their commitment, their patience, and their sincere wish and hope to find a cure for childhood brain cancer.

Set on their 50-acre Yallingup Siding farm, the purpose-built dining room hosts exclusively weddings and events. The farmhouse style room has dark timber floors, feature fireplace and north facing gabled windows/sliding doors span the length of the room. Take in the view of the paddocks, vegetable gardens and enjoy the perfect westerly sunset. You can then enjoy food which has been grown from the very paddock in front of you to give you a true down south paddock to plate dining experience.

The Tiller Farm offers an unforgettable, personalised experience with a mouth-watering menu, incredible attention to detail, and a genuine love for vibrant, flavoursome ingredients.

The Tiller Farm team strives to curate unique, heartfelt occasions.

Lux Events

“Lux Events’ reputation is second to none when it comes to producing premier corporate events. With our integrated event management, production design, multimedia studio, technical team and experiential department, we offer the highest levels of creative design, entertainment technology, quality control and value for money for our clients.

The Lux Team thrive on creative projects and love working with passionate people. We believe in the power of collaboration and the importance of understanding the DNA of our client’s brands to deliver bespoke event solutions that deliver value and exceed expectation. We integrate entertainment technology with performance to produce moments that evoke emotion and leave a lasting impression.

We’re honoured and very much looking forward to contributing to this beautiful occasion, supporting Rhapsody for Cancer with our production services and featuring a specially curated Son et lumiere for the occasion.”

Nina’s Jewellery

Founded in 1966, Nina’s Jewellery is Australia’s premier coloured diamond specialists. They pride themselves on designing and crafting jewellery from some of the most unique coloured diamonds in the world from their Dunsborough based workshop, including the rarest of them all, Argyle pink diamonds. In fact, they were one of the first Argyle Select Pink Diamond Ateliers, a very special relationship that continues to this day. Visit their Dunsborough or Kununurra based showrooms or www.ninas.co, to enjoy a truly unforgettable experience in creation, design and inspiration.

‘We really love the idea of presenting the diamond, and the idea around the numbered champagne glasses, we think this will not only help raise more money for your cause but gives a really exclusive and exciting spin on the diamond donation itself – what a treat your guests are in for!

Forester Estate

Forester Estate is a family-owned winery on Wildwood Road, Yallingup. Owners Kevin and Jenny McKay established their winery in 2001 which houses the best of new technology coupled with proven traditional winemaking techniques.

With over 30 years experience in the region, Kevin has built up relationships with a number of key growers to ensure Forester Estate has access to old vineyards and is relentless in the pursuit of producing quality wines.

‘We want our wines to consistently reflect the premium fruit grown in the Margaret River region.’

Philharmonic South West Orchestra



For more information on this event, including the chance to secure one of our limited sponsorships, please contact:

Anne Carter
0427 042 767