It has been heartwarming to see the unified effort by a number of industries (but particularly those in hospitality) to create initiatives designed to help those affected by the devastation of Cyclone Gabrielle. Ultimately, it is only by coming together that we can make a true difference, and there are plenty of ways for us to do it, thanks to a range of fundraising dinners and events taking place over the next few weeks.
One such event is Eat Your Heart Out, a collaboration between Foley Wines (home of iconic wineries including Martinborough Vineyard, Te Kairanga, Vavasour and Mt Difficulty) and Nourish Group (responsible for a number of renowned hospitality venues up and down the country). On Tuesday the 28th of March, 100 percent of all purchases from a dedicated Foley Wines wine list and 50 percent of all orders at Andiamo, Jervois Steak House and Wellington’s Shed 5 will be donated to a cyclone relief fund supporting KidsCan and the SPCA in affected areas.
Two very deserving causes, KidsCan has been working tirelessly to support displaced kids and their families by providing beds, bedding, whitewall, furniture and household items, while the SPCA has been on the ground in Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne and Northland to help animals in trouble by providing life-saving transport and shelter, as well as support to pet-owners who need it.
With bookings now open on the participating restaurants’ websites, we highly recommend securing your spot and dining for a cause. If you’ve been looking for an excuse for a delicious night out, consider this all the reason you need. (We’ll see you there.)