Din­ers to aid char­ity

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Restau­rants are be­ing asked to sign up to a new char­ity op­er­at­ing dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son.

Youth and fam­i­lies in need will ben­e­fit from DineAid, a char­ity that in­vites peo­ple to add $2 to their meal bill.

The scheme doesn’t cost restau­rants any­thing to op­er­ate and the money raised this year will go to the Foun­da­tion for Youth De­vel­op­ment and the Auck­land and Welling­ton city mis­sions.

Lo­cally based com­mu­nity char­i­ties can also ap­ply for funds by send­ing sub­mis­sions to info@ dineaid.org.nz.

DineAid was started by Auck­land chef Mark Gre­gory, who based it on a sim­i­lar char­ity op­er­at­ing in the United King­dom.

It will run dur­ing Novem­ber and De­cem­ber in Auck­land, Welling­ton and Queen­stown restau­rants.

Mr Gre­gory says he will look at ex­pand­ing the pro­gramme to other cen­tres next year and look for lo­cal char­i­ties to sup­port.

DineAid is sup­ported by celebri­ties like mu­si­cian Tim Finn, broad­caster John Hawkesby and mem­bers of the restau­rant com­mu­nity.

To sign up, go to www. dineaid.org.nz.

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