Celebrate in style for a good cause

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This May, Camp Quality Supper Club, Australia’s largest dinner party of its kind, will bring together more than 1800 people across 150 of Australia’s finest restaurants for one fabulously glamorous evening to support children living with cancer and their families. For the first time in the fundraiser’s 11-year history, all Supper Club events will occur simultaneously on one night, Thursday 8 May, across five cities.

Guests across the country will feast on a bespoke a la carte menu matched with award-winning wines from McWilliam’s and Champagne Taittinger, while seated in some of the Australia’s best dining destinations including Quay (Sydney), Aubergine (Canberra), Gingerboy (Melbourne), Alchemy Restaurant & Bar (Brisbane) and Must Wine Bar (Perth). Following dinner, guests will be taken in luxury Lexus transfers to the exclusive secret after-party to continue the festivities with live entertainment, dancing and drinks. Whether you’re attending with friends or entertaining clients and work colleagues, this spectacular evening is not to be missed.

Over the past decade, Supper Club has raised more than $6,000,000 for Camp Quality which greatly assists in helping to create a better life for children living with cancer in Australia. Currently, Camp Quality reaches one in three children living with cancer, but support for this year’s event will enable them to reach more.

Simon Rountree, Camp Quality’s chief executive said: “It’s now 30 years since Camp Quality ran its first camp for kids living with cancer and their families. Our programs for families who have a child living with cancer have since widened so we offer support at hospital, at home, at school – and away from it all. Without any government funding, we rely on events like Supper Club to help us reach more kids living with cancer. We currently reach one in three kids; our goal is to create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia.”

Tamar Al Zened has experienced first-hand the joy that Camp Quality can bring to children suffering with cancer, through her daughter Andrea (9). Tamar said, “When she heard about Camp Quality, my Andrea’s eyes lit up with excitement at the prospect of something new and exciting after being in hospital for so long. She wants me to send her on all Camp Quality family fun days, camps and experiences. She wants to go on a camp on her own and even said to me: ‘Don’t worry mum, I’ll be fine. Camp Quality will take care of me.’ I love that independent spirit they’re giving her, after everything she’s been through.”

A number of high profile ambassadors are on board for this year’s event including Kirstie Clements (author and journalist), Sally Obermeder (TV presenter, author and blogger), Andy Allen (chef, host of Andy Allen YouTube Channel, 2012 winner of MasterChef Australia), Sharyn Ghidella (Network Seven news presenter), Matthew Pavlich (captain, Fremantle Football Club), Elka Graham (dual Olympian and media personality) and Danielle Spencer (musician and actor) with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Some of the participating restaurants include;

MELBOURNE: Bottega, Gingerboy, Movida Aqui, Epocha, Matteo’s, Vue de monde

BRISBANE: Alchemy Restaurant & Bar, Baguette bistor+bar, Moda Restaurant, Sake Restaurant & Bar

SYDNEY: est., Three Blue Ducks, Chiswick, ARIA, Quay, Glass Brasserie

CANBERRA: Sage Restaurant, Aubergine, The Boathouse by the Lake, Water’s Edge Restaurant

PERTH: Must Wine Bar, Print Hall, Red Cabbage Food & Wine, Co-Op Dining 

For further information on registering your restaurant to be part of Supper Club or to purchase a table, visit www.supperclub2014.org.au.

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