Almost 200 of Australia’s top restaurants are generously donating tables, food and service to children’s cancer charity Camp Quality. Throughout May 2013, six cities will host the Camp Quality Supper Club, which fundraises to help create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia.
With enough chef’s hats between them to impress even the pickiest foodie, the event is set to delight Australia’s social set in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth on Thursday evenings throughout May 2013. Booking is available at www.supperclub.org.au
Josie Wilson, Camp Quality Events and Community Fundraising Manager, said: “This is the 10th year anniversary of Camp Quality’s Supper Club, which has raised $5.5million since its inception. This year we’ll be getting lost in Wonderland, with Mad Hatters’ tea parties taking over Australia’s swankiest restaurants in true Camp Quality style throughout May.”
Restaurants who have generously come on board for 2013 include Sydney’s Rockpool on George, Café Sydney, Chiswick, Tetsuya’s, Bathers Pavilion and Otto Ristorante. In Melbourne, Vue De Monde, Rockpool, Movida Aqui, Sake and Spice Temple have signed up. Brisbane restaurants include Aria, Customs House, Il Centro, Sake and Bistro Alegria. Perth’s Rockpool, Must, Lamont’s Bishop House and Frasers are participating. In Canberra, Sage, Aubergine, Flint in the Vines and Grazing will be joining the fun. Adelaide’s D’Artagnan, Chianti Classico, The Treasury and Hotel Richmond are also on board.
Each restaurant has donated a table of 12. Guests will be served a gourmet, à la carte dinner complete with Champagne Taittinger and local wines from award-winning McWilliam’s. Diners will then be chauffeured in style by luxury Lexus cars to a secret ‘Wonderland’ where all the Camp Quality Supper Club guests from across the city converge to party the night away with live entertainment, dancing and drinks.
Camp Quality children William (10) and Henrietta Arnott (8) played the Mad Hatter and Alice for the promotional photo-shoot. William was diagnosed with cancer aged 5 and relapsed aged 8. His younger sister gave him a bone marrow transplant, which saved his life. Their mum, Mary-Ann Chapple, said: “Childhood cancer overwhelmingly transforms families’ lives. Everything is put on hold. There’s no head-space left for organising anything normal or fun. That’s where Camp Quality stepped in and gave the whole family a much needed physical and emotional break from the scary world of hospitals and treatment.”
The Canberra and Adelaide events kick off the series on Thursday 2 May followed by Sydney on 9 May, Melbourne on 16 May and Perth and Brisbane on 23 May.
Last year’s attendees included Jodi Gordon, Braith Anasta, Rachael Finch, Rebecca Judd, Amanda McLeay, Laura Dundovic, Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales.
Camp Quality Supper Club is proudly supported by McWilliam’s, Champagne Taittinger and Lexus.