11 MAY 2024
GMHBA Stadium

About the Fundraising Gala Dinner

Come and be a part of Rock Off MND’s charity dinner event happening this May.

Experience a delightful three-course meal accompanied by four hours of complimentary beer, wine, and sparkling beverages.

Enjoy captivating performances including live music and comedy.

Participate in various activities such as raffles, lucky envelopes, and bid on amazing auction items.

Join us for an enchanting evening filled with food, entertainment, and laughter, all while supporting crucial research for Motor Neurone Disease.

For further details about Motor Neurone Disease, visit MND Victoria.





Stereo Stars


On the 7th of August 2014 Jenny Simko was given devastating news that would change her life forever. After ten months of medical tests Jen was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). At the age of 53 she was happy, fit, enjoying life, happily married for 30 years, and was a proud mother of 3 wonderful children.

Receiving news that she had a terminal illness with no known cause and no known cure was shattering. Jen however amazed everyone with her remarkably positive approach in handling her situation and was truly inspiring.

As a registered nurse for over 30 years Jen had dedicated her life to helping people, and never expected to be needing care at that stage of her life. However MND is a cruel disease that does not discriminate and kills over 100,000 people globally each year.

Jen handled her many challenges with MND with incredible positivity, strength, grace, dignity and a sense of calm. Sadly however Jen passed away on the 14th November 2015.

The concept behind ‘Rock Off MND’ was originally conceived by Jen, and we know people will support this great initiative to help work towards finding a cure for this devastating disease. Through Jen’s inspiration we are determined to raise as much money as possible through ‘Rock Off MND’, with all net proceeds being donated to vital MND research.

Please join us for a fantastic night of entertainment or donate generously in support of this great cause.

Rock Off MND 2020 Raffle Tickets


1st Prize winner: Michael Chadwick Belmont Victoria

SKODA Fabia Hatch valued at $25,000 generously donated by Rex Gorell Family Group

2nd Prize winner: Greg Bryant Highton Victoria

$1,000 Myer Coles Group Gift vouchers

3rd Prize winner: Ambrose Kelly Waurn, Ponds Victoria

Beautiful Kiln formed glass piece called ‘Underwater Dreaming’ generously produced for us by Point Lonsdale Glass
Artist David Hobday, valued at $350



Tickets can only be purchased online at the event website www.rockoffmnd.com.au

Tickets cost $70 incl. booking fee per person.

No refunds available. The event will proceed rain, hail or shine.

All net proceeds from Rock Off MND, will be donated to MND Victoria for vital MND research.

Yes. Children are permitted however as this is held at a licensed venue children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Children also must have a valid ticket.

Patrons are permitted entry from 5:00pm and the entertainment commences at 5:45pm. The event concludes at 11:00pm.

5.45pm MDRN LOVE
7.30pm Dragon
9.30pm Stereo Stars

Free parking is available at Deakin University Carpark located across the road from the venue. Entrance via Smythe Street.

Rock Off MND will be staged in the outdoor courtyard. In the event of inclement weather the event will be staged indoors, adjacent to the courtyard.

No, BYO food or alcohol is not permitted at this event. A great range of food and drinks will be sold at the venue.

Deakin University is a non-smoking venue.

Yes pass outs will be available.

No, however some seating will be available at the venue.

Deakin University has excellent wheelchair access throughout.



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