CPIT helps raise $97,000 for the families of sick children

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03 Jul 2015

Too many cooks in a kitchen isn't usually a good thing, but it worked a treat for CPIT's Food and Hospitality tutors involved in last week's annual Ronald McDonald supper club fundraising dinner, which raised about $97,000 for the families of sick children.

Up to seven culinary tutors volunteered their time and got busy in the CPIT campus kitchens last Friday night, June 26, when they put on a four-course meal for guests at two tables of eight, at the institute's Visions on Campus restaurant.

Pictured with some of the delectable offerings, from left,senior culinary tutors Paul Robinson, Emily Cross, Dave Tame, Stan Tawa, Marcus Braun and CPIT culinary manager Ryan Marshall.

Ronald McDonald House South Island chief executive Matthew Mark said the charity organisation was thrilled with the fundraising effort, which involved 52 restaurants, with 42 tables and a total of 336 guests.

"Supper Club was the successful culmination of the amazing generosity of a community who truly care about people in need. Those who donated their time, goods and services helped us to raise just over $97,000. This is a hugely significant amount of money that will help us support families and their children by providing an environment of care and togetherness while they face their medical journeys," Mark said.

The supper club would use the funds to help support the 830 families of sick children in the next year, a nine per cent increase on last year, the charity's Marketing and Communications Advisor Kylie Malin said.