Home dinner parties are all the rage – and charity Camp Quality is jumping on the bandwagon, urging home cooks to arrange a dining experience in support of children living with cancer and their families with the Dine At Mine campaign.
Throughout the month of August, hosts invite family and friends to a dining experience – it could be breakfast, lunch or dinner – and asks them to donate what they would’ve spent eating out to Camp Quality. This delicious new way of helping a good cause:
“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.” says event manager Jodie Wainwright.
“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.” Wainwright adds.
Dine at Mine has pulled out a stellar list of ambassadors to help in the campaign, including our favourite French TV chef Manu Feildel and well-known cook and author Lyndey Milan. The two celebrity foodies have got behind the cause providing recipes and tips for hosts.
Manu fiedel also took time out from his busy schedule to talk to us about why he decided to get behind this all-important cause: “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 cause well worth supporting.” Click here to listen to Manu as he explains more about the campaign, shares his winning dinner party secrets and divulges his worst dinner-party mistake on MiNDFOOD Radio
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.
About the charity: 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.