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AIS women at charity luncheon in Sydney

Katie Brown holds forth.

Katie Brown holds forth. (Image credit: John Stevenson)

Katie Brown and Kate Nichols will be the special guests at a charity luncheon to be held in Sydney next month to raise funds for the Amy Gillett-Safe Foundation.

The two women were members of the AIS women's road cycling squad that was struck down by an out-of-control car in Germany on July 19 that took the life of their team-mate, Amy Gillett but have both made steady progress in their recoveries from the injuries sustained in the accident.

The luncheon is being held in the 'Handlebar Tavern', the bistro opposite Sydney's Dunc Grey Velodrome, at noon on Wednesday, November 16. Organiser Peter Johnston said there would be guest appearances by other elite cyclists and Olympians, as well as a silent auction of special sporting memorabilia, including a signed and framed print of Robbie McEwen, a framed and signed 2005 Australian Wallabies (national rugby team) jersey, as well as jerseys from local rugby teams the Canterbury Bulldogs (2005 squad) and a signed and framed print of the West Tigers 'Team of the Century', plus a biography of Ian Thorpe signed by the super-swimmer himself, Johnston said.

Tickets are AUS$60 per head or AUS$500 for a table of ten (all-inclusive) and can be purchased by contacting Peter Johnston (email to: PeterJohnston@bankstownsports.com ) or phoning +61 (0) 2 9738 9900.

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