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Meshel Laurie (The Project) meets medical celebrity Dr Munjed Al Muderis for a warm-hearted and humorous evening of stories, inspiration and courage. Your MC is the hilarious Mel Buttle. Don’t miss this gala event at Queensland’s iconic Parliament House!

Dr Munjed al Muderis, himself a former asylum seeker, has written two books about his journey to freedom in Australia where he not only re-settled and re-established his medical career, but he went on to pioneer a new technology in his field of orthopaedic surgery, transforming the lives of thousands of amputees through his ‘osseointegration’ technique. He is also a true humanitarian, travelling the world to not only teach his surgical techniques, but to perform this surgery in the war-torn countries of the world. 

Meshel Laurie works in TV, radio, podcasts, writes columns and books and parents 6 year-old twins.  She is a Friday presenter on The Project and in 2018 was part of SBS’s ‘Go back to where you came from’ TV series where celebrity Australians re-trace the journeys of refugees to the conflict zones from which they come. Meshel will bring her warmth, humour and sharp-witted observations to the encounter.

Mel Buttle is a Brisbane-based comedian best known for her hilarious stand-up and her TV series The Great Australian Bake-Off.  She has also appeared on popular radio, The Project, Celebrity Name Game, Hughesie, and We Have a Problem. 

Tickets: $45 and $38 concession.  Group bookings available (10 tickets for the price of 9). Buy your tickets here.

6.30-8pm Friday 1st November 2019

Premier’s Hall, Qld Parliament House, Parliamentary Annexe, 69 Alice Street, Brisbane


Dr Al Muderis’s latest book Going Back can be ordered when you purchase your ticket.  He will be available for book signing after the event. 

About our fundraising events

Since 2017 WWG has been fortunate to receive the support of many Australian celebrities who have thrown themselves behind our efforts to deliver healthcare to the most vulnerable.  This support was led by Judith Lucy, Australia’s most beloved comedian.

In 2017 our inaugural Laughter is the Best Medicine was a sell-out and featured Judith Lucy, Dave Thornton, Mel Buttle, Damien Power and Brisbane’s own Stephanie Tisdell.  

In 2018 Laughter is Still the Best Medicine was MCd by Judith Lucy and featured Tom Ballard, Dilruk Jaysinha, Nikki Britton and Suraj Kolarkar.

WWG thanks all these generous and wonderful artists for their support. We fundraise to sustain our work with the most vulnerable.

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