“Dine at Mine” is a major new fundraiser for the children’s cancer charity Camp Quality. Throughout August 2013, they are urging home cooks to arrange a dining experience in support of children living with cancer and their families. Hosts invite family and friends to a breakfast, lunch or dinner and what they would have spent eating out can be donated to Camp Quality.
Event Manager Jodie Wainwright said: “August is going to become known as “Dine at Mine” month with this new fundraiser. Its simplicity means you can be as imaginative as you like, from backyard BBQs and breakfasts to banquets, it’s a truly flexible way to get involved and raise much needed funds to create a better life for kids living with cancer and their families. The host has complete control over how laid back or as fancy pants their dining event will be. We expect some people will get really creative and host themed events such as a fondue fiesta! The most important thing is that people get together with their family and friends, have fun and raise money to help us support kids with cancer around Australia.”
Ambassadors Manu Feildel and Lyndey Milan have got behind the cause providing recipes and tips for hosts on dineatmine.org.au.
Manu says “We all lead such busy lives that making quality time for friends and family can be difficult. That’s why I’m encouraging people to host a “Dine at Mine” for Camp Quality. In my work, I’ve seen the wonders people can cook up in their home kitchens. Whether you cook a French feast or an Aussie BBQ, the most important thing is you’ll be creating a better life for kids living with cancer. Having visited Camp Quality’s programs for these kids and their families, I can tell you that it’s a cause well worth supporting.”
To register as a Dine at Mine host, simply visit www.dineatmine.org.au or call 1300 730 787 to be sent a host pack which includes all the info you need to host a successful Dine at Mine.
Camp Quality currently only reaches one in three children living with cancer with its programs, which provide children living with cancer and their families with an essential break from hospital, stress and constant worry. The charity is currently expanding its programs which builds optimism, resilience and confidence at hospital, at home, at school and at camp. The “Dine at Mine” fundraising campaign will enable Camp Quality to deliver these expanded services.
“We hope everyone will register to host a dinner party this August to help Camp Quality achieve their goal of supporting every child with cancer across Australia” says Jodie Wainwright. Sandra Tiltman