Top-class feed boosts foun­da­tion

Central Leader - - News -

A char­ity din­ner held ear­lier this month raised $160,000 for the Leukaemia and Blood Foun­da­tion.

At the Din­ing for a Dif­fer­ence event at SkyC­ity on April 18, 270 guests were treated to meals by 12 of New Zealand and Aus­tralia’s best chefs.

The din­ner was or­gan­ised by chef Peter Gor­don to hon­our his sis­ter Tracey who sur­vived leukaemia 12 years ago.

Some of the coun­try’s most recog­nis­able celebri­ties at­tended the event and en­ter­tain­ment was pro­vided by singer Dave Dob­byn.

An auc­tion on the night in­cluded prizes such as the op­por­tu­nity to have Peter Gor­don cook for eight guests at the win­ner’s home.

Leukaemia and Blood Foun­da­tion ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Pru Etchev­erry says the or­gan­i­sa­tion is ex­tremely grate­ful and thanks the chefs who do­nated their time and culi­nary skills.

“In this chang­ing econ­omy we are es­pe­cially hum­bled to be sup­ported in this way,” she says.

Mak­ing a dif­fer­ence: Din­ing for a Dif­fer­ence, or­gan­ised by Peter Gor­don, cen­tre, raised more than $160,000.

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