PHOTOS: Our Kids go 'giddy up' after Cup lunch

THIS year's Our Kids Melbourne Cup Luncheon was again a roaring success.

Now in its 17th year, the luncheon has become renowned for its stylish decor and superb food from Southern Cross University.

Yesterday there was $33,000 worth of prizes donated by local businesses to help Our Kids raise vital funds for paediatric equipment.

The lunch kick-started a campaign to purchase one of two Wireless CTG machines for the Lismore Base Hospital Women's Care Unit.

Our Kids Fundraising Coordinator Rebekka Battista said there was "$156,000 worth of equipment on our wish list".