The Red Rose Fund Inc held its major event for 2016, A Long Lunch – Out of Africa, on 8 October . The lunch raised funds for The School of St Jude and the work it does in educating the children of Arusha, East Africa. The Red Rose Fund is a Toowoomba-based, not-for-profit association devoted to raising awareness and necessary funds for the health, wellbeing and safety of children and mothers, locally and worldwide.